Pakistan Makes US Look Like Chumps

Christopher Hitchens thinks it's time to call Pakistan what it is: an enemy
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2011 1:59 PM CDT
Pakistan Makes US Look Like Fools
US Army Sgt. David Ward watches over the border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan August 27, 2011 at Torkham, Afghanistan.   (Getty Images)

Last week, Admiral Mike Mullen called out Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence agency “as the most adroit double-dealing profiteer from terrorism in the entire region,” Christopher Hitchens writes for Slate. Mullen accused Pakistan of orchestrating the attack on the US embassy in Kabul, and Hitchens believes him; after all, there’s no reason Mullen would lie about such a thing. “It makes us look like fools and suckers, which is what we have become."

As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to pursue terrorists into Pakistan’s lawless regions. So what will he do “now that the Pakistani political leadership has openly declared its whole state to be lawless … and available as a base for terrorist operations?” Hitchens asks. He’d be within his rights to attack under UN Resolution 1368, and should at least cut off their allowance from the Treasury. It’s time for a “complete breach with those who we have been so humiliatingly subsidizing to sabotage us.” (More Pakistan stories.)

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