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Friday, August 23, 2002
Norah Vincent, who I last mentioned yesterday, writes:
What the hell kind of hypocritical crap are we pulling in Central Asia? Surely we can bring ourselves to make more of an effort to square the moral politics of the war on terror with the logistical maneuverings we feel we have to make to fight it? Pakistan has been an ally since 9/11 for obvious reasons, but we cannot therefore turn a blind eye to obvious injustice. Don’t the people of Pakistan deserve a move toward, not away, from self-governance? Shouldn’t they hear our condemnation of the blatant move Musharraf has made in the other direction?I haven’t seen such naivety since Sunday. How a person who has studied U.S. military actions could write this with a straight face is beyond me.
Repeat after me, there is much to debate about why the United States acts the way it does to other countries but the motivation has never been, is not and it is hard to imagine ever will be to help people in other countries.