“Now, as the Obama administration completes its review of strategy toward the region this week, his sudden ascent has raised an urgent question: Can Mr. Sharif, 59, a populist politician close to Islamic parties, be a reliable partner?”
– Jane Perlez, “U.S. Weighs Sharif as Partner in Pakistan” , New York Times, March 24, 2009.
Here is an idea, Obama administration (and NYT), why don’t we just declare Pakistan a proper client-state and just send them a governor-general. Kinda like we had it going with Puerto Rico. We already done invaded it. No?