September 10, 2009

WE'RE GONNA NEED MORE HYPHENS:

Zardari claims Osama bin Laden is dead (PTI, 10 September 2009)

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden is dead, but has sought more international aid to expand military operations against Taliban, in areas where Americans believe he may be hiding. [...]

Zardari said that though democracy is functioning in Pakistan and the government is fighting militants with determination, the most important issue facing the country is the lack of resources.

The army, the civilian government and democracy could yield better results in the war on terror with the support of the international community, he said, adding Pakistan's security forces could expand the operations against the Taliban if the world community provided support.

Zardari also said the new US policy that lumps Afghanistan and Pakistan together is a mistake. The "Af-Pak" terminology is wrong and the two countries need to be treated differently, he said.


There need to be several more states in that term, not least a Pashtunistan.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 10, 2009 7:21 AM
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