Ultimately, we cannot tell either the Israelis or the Palestinians what’s best for them. – Obama talks to the Muslim World.
Yes We Can, President Hussein! Yes We Can. Those are our bombs, our money, our technology sustaining an apartheid, imperial state.
The drone-strikes are huge news – esp. since Gilani stood on the Parliament floor and basically guaranteed that they will not occur during the Obama administration. Well, they have. And innocents are indeed dead. A must-read is Juan Cole’s Obama’s Vietnam?
Pakistan in Peril by William Dalrymple is a review essay covering Ahmed Rashid’s Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. Read it.