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Pakistan: Talks and Bombing

PERVEZ HOODBHOY
On a short visit to the U.S., the Pakistan-based Hoodbhoy recently wrote the piece “Anti-Americanism in Pakistan and the Taliban Menace.”

He said today: “There was an attack yesterday in Pakistan by a U.S. Predator missile. The stories about that strike are running side-by-side in the Pakistani press along with Bush’s statements, made during the Pakistani prime minister’s visit yesterday to the White House, that the U.S. will respect Pakistani sovereignty. I think that the gains in killing a few Al-Qaida operators must be carefully weighed against the larger need to not alienate Pakistanis. It is, after all, they who will ultimately have to confront the Taliban and Al-Qaida.”

Hoodbhoy is chairman of the Department of Physics at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad. He is currently visiting at the University of Maryland.
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