Saturday, December 27, 2008

NYT on Bruce Riedel

Read the full article here.
He speaks angrily about what he calls a savvy campaign by Pakistan’s government under President Pervez Musharraf to fleece Washington for billions of dollars even as it allowed Al Qaeda to regroup in Pakistan’s tribal lands.

“We had a partner that was double-dealing us,” he said during an interview in his house in a Washington suburb. “Anyone can be snookered and double-dealt. But after six years you have to start to figure it out.”

We've been saying it for years. This dates back to before 2005. (I first posted it July 2005.)

1 comment:

CapitalistImperialistPig said...

I don't think I could be confused with those who think Bush and his minions are strategic thinkers, but in fairness, the case was difficult once the disastrous decision to invade Iraq was taken. It was more or less necessary to buy off Pakistan even by temporising measures that ultimely backfired. It won't get any easier.