Friday, November 04, 2005

A Moment of Clarity for Pakistan

Instead of spending billions of dollars on a planned purchase of 77 US F-16 fighters, Pakistani President Musharaf has decided to suspend the purchase because of the continuing fallout from the quake that has killed more than 70,000 people in Pakistan alone.

That's a very positive sign. Pakistan is struggling with the situation, and the last thing they needed was more military purchases that wouldn't do a damn thing to improve the situation in the hardest hit areas. That money, instead, will go to aid in the recovery effort especially since the tensions between Pakistan and India have relaxed as a result of the quake and the widespread damage to the region.

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