End of the World Roundup
For those who might have missed it last week we invaded Pakistan. Afterwards, the Pakistanis, led by their new President, Asaf Ali Zardari, Bhutto's widower, cut off the Khyber pass to briefly stop our using it to resupply Afghanistan (aren't we happy that we got NATO to piss off the Russians, our only other options for resupplying Afghanistan? But, hey, we're all Georgians now (by which I mean governed by an increasingly authoritarian, incompetent government)):
But the move to stop tankers carrying fuel came after the new government expressed outrage over the killing of 20 people, including women and children, during a U.S. commando raid on a remote border village in Pakistani tribal lands on Sept. 3.
Gotta win those hearts and minds!
And if you think life doesn't suck enough in Pakistan, it's economy is in the toilet thanks to a collapsed stock market, weak currency, and fuel and food prices. Not that that will sound familiar to anyone here.
And when you say the Iraq War is a disaster, you need to define for who, because it hasn't been a disaster for everybody.
(links come via Juan Cole and I'd highly recommend you read all of his stuff on Pakistan)