Pak on track to being named terrorist state
Tags: PAKISTAN / INDIA
The United States is dusting off a long-discarded proposal to declare Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism. But with the Bush
administration now in its final six weeks in office, a decision in this regard is being left to the incoming Obama government, sources said, contingent on corrective actions taken in the meantime by Islamabad to the satisfaction of India
, US and other countries affected by Pakistan's toxic export of death.
Notice that this is completely unsourced.
But if true, it would demonstrate that Washington has lost itsgrasp of the "carrot and stick" approach to foreign policy, seeming to only want to wield the proverbial stick in other countries' faces.
I would like to hope that President-Elect Obama will not be taking this particular path. The implications for a much wider war in the region at that point would be appalling.