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Wednesday, January 02, 2008
wages of sin, we keep paying:
[T]he Pakistani military has removed a small number of troops from a border post between the two nations to tend to problems elsewhere, said Col. Martin Schweitzer, a U.S. commander in eastern Afghanistan.
There's not any analytic consensus yet about who murdered Bhutto -- let alone provable fact -- but the Pakistani redeployment strengthens the idea that it was al-Qaeda or an affiliate, attempting to enact a strategy I speculated about last week. There's massive unrest in Pakistan, yielding the predictable military crackdown. The military is more concerned with regime preservation (or, euphemistically, "internal stability") than it is with harassing al-Qaeda's buddies. Now those buddies have an easier time exfiltrating to Afghanistan, with the predictable consequences that will have for Afghanistan's stability. Same hustle, but the hustle now flows, as they say.
Bonus Fun Fact: Ever wonder who puts AP stories under those super-awesome TPM banners? Why, that's the super-awesome Rachel Weiner!
just wanted to say that i always enjoy the titles of your posts. more than i enjoy the springsteen album you're referencing...