A Balancing Act?
Business days wasted in strikes.
Bomb Blasts; innocent people killed.
ONE meeting between Bush and Musharraf….
Bush seeking to balance his delicate ties with India and Pakistan., appeared to offer comfort to both on Friday by giving New Delhi the responsibility to build democracy in Afghanistan and assigning Pakistan the role of a moderator in the turbulent Arab world. (DAWN)
In a farewell speech in New Delhi, Bush ran into trouble when he praised Pakistan as “a force for freedom and moderation in the Arab world.” The White House hastened to correct Bush’s reference to Pakistan as an Arab nation, and said he meant to say Muslim. (Forbes)
All of this, due to touching base with Pakistan? And for what? Bush didn’t even know which part of Asia he was visiting? (Ergo the Arab mixup.) Maybe his mind drifted while in Airforce One?
So, except for giving the nuclear toy to India, increasing their clout, what was the point of coming here–only to save face?
What do you all think about this?