Friday, March 27, 2009
Healthy departure from Bush. Excellent. Hope it is fully implemented. The offer could have been better though...
We can't have it any better. What a departure from the stunted policy of the past. Obama took time but he did the right thing. He has fallen short on two things though. $1.5 billion is too little for a beleagured country like Pakistan and he has not come down heavily on extermism that is in fact fuelling the whole divisive and destructive movement.
In times like these can we have irresponsible media in Pakistan? A ryder must be added that people just wouldn't go on television and press and talk and write irresponsibly. They are muddling the thought process of the masses and even the half cooked intellectuals. They will never understand. For example the way Hameed Gul the ex-ISI Chief was commenting. He was not in sync with the days mood.
If Obama does not insist Pakistan to eliminate even the remotest support to the extremists in words and deed, all that you gain on the ground could be lost in the hearts and minds. What could be better? You can't have a better US administration than this. Does Mr. Hameed Gul and the likes want Bush back? We don't. We have to make the best of it. Even if it is not like the McArthur offer for Japan, it is something to look forward to.