Sunday, January 06, 2008

It's Not Covert When You Plaster It On The Front Page

The New York Times fronts a story reporting that the US is considering a new covert push inside Pakistan to go after Taliban and al Qaeda inside the country. How can such an operation remain covert if it's plastered on the front page? Why publicize this?

All such news can do is further threaten to destabilize the situation in Pakistan and force Musharraf to answer uncomfortable questions in a way that will make it more difficult for him to deal with the Islamists and hold the country together such as it is.

No comments: