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A bunch of khakis, seen here getting away with it. Photo: AP

Faced with a choice between doing something hard and something easy, politicians will do what’s easy

By Tue, May 10, 2011 4:36AM UTC 19 Comments A bunch of khakis, seen here getting away with it. Photo: AP

No dirty and obvious jokes with respect to the title, please, this is serious business. So after the Osama raid, there were two options available to our civilian leaders and politicians. One, they could – as Shahid Saeed laid out in this brilliant, must-read post – go for the jugular, and hope to change the...

Osama raid: ISI and Pakistani military could be just THAT stupid

By Wed, May 04, 2011 12:42AM UTC Comments Off A view of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Pic: AP.

So there’s two big questions as they pertain to the Osama Bin Laden operation and the extent of the Pakistan military-ISI’s knowledge of it. 1. Did the mil-ISI know that Osama was down the street from them? 2. Did the mil-ISI know about the Special Forces operation before it launched and did they participate? Both...

The ISI needs to pick up its game (updated below)

By Mon, Apr 25, 2011 1:11AM UTC Comments Off Definitely not a Led Zeppelin concert. Photo: AP

So this weekend has been all about our Lord and Savior Imran Khan riding in on his white horse and saving us all from drone attacks. Which is fair enough; drones are a big (though sometimes overstated) issue for the Pakistani public, and Imran Khan is a politician, and politicians like to have people behind...

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