The fact that Al Qaeda’s number two (bodily function pun intended) is in all likelihood surrounded by Pakistani troops is another clear reminder that we need allies in the war on terror. Pakistan may be an example of an ally by necessity due to the danger of continuing down their previous path, forced political atonement for their sharing of all secrets nuclear, and those (at least) two assassination attempts on Musharraf. It’s good to have such necessity based allies, but as this disease spreads, we’ll also need the help of those governments that have more choice in the matter. And that’s where nuances can help.
. . . Friday March 19, 2004