Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The New Pakistan

Preznit Bush may not be happy about this:

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, the winners of Monday's election made it clear there are lots of changes in store, says the New York Times in its lead story. The leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party said his party would seek to hold talks with militants in the country's tribal areas and move away from a reliance on the military that is widely seen as following orders from the United States. He also said the new parliament would quickly restore independence to the judiciary and get rid of restrictions on the media.
Put another way, it sounds like they'll pursue a rational strategy to deal with insurgency in their own country, particularly by distancing themselves from you-know-who.

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