Pakistan -- the Real Enemy

President Obama said last week, “Al Qaeda's leadership on the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been decimated.” Two recent books disagree, and question who is the true enemy, possibly Pakistan. Both Carlotta Gall in The Wrong Enemy: American in Afghanistan, 2001- 2014, and Husain Haqqani in Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding, take a critical look at relations between Pakistan and the U.S. Their significant résumés qualify them to explore why the nation of Pakistan can be considered a “frenemy” at best. American Thinker interviewed these authors to understand their point of view. Carlotta Gall, Afghanistan’s bureau chief and correspondent for the New York Times between 2001 and 2011 and Husain Haqqani, the former Pakistani ambassador to Washington from 2008 to 2011, believe that the Pakistani military and ISI has never permitted a democracy to...(Read Full Article)

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