Lunes, 28 de mayo de 2012

Pakistan’sobsession with extracting an apology from the U.S. for airstrikes that accidentally killed 24 Pakistani troops last year seems dubious considering its own questionable commitment in the fight against terrorism.

Instead of jeopardizing U.S. efforts in South Asia, the Pakistani government should instead show courage by owning up to its destructive policies and apologize for its mishaps.

Here are at least 10 reasons why Pakistan owes the U.S. its deepest apology:

1. Osama bin Laden: On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed near the Pakistan Military Academy, the equivalent of West Point. Pakistan was receiving about $18 billion from the U.S.…  Seguir leyendo »

This guy was new. Dark skin, stubble, a wary economy of gesture, an accent.

I’ve been going to this barber shop for years. It has interesting barbers with interesting accents and I like to talk with them, kid around.

The owner is a woman from Georgia, the former Soviet satellite. She’s all personality — she likes to do the tango on cruise ships. She says she doesn’t like America that much, though. She’d go back in a second if Georgia was still Communist.

“That was a good life,” she told me once. But she met and married an American, and now she is running her own business, the American dream, which she says she doesn’t like, though I think she really does.…  Seguir leyendo »