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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Paul Richter: Pakistan's man in Washington walks a delicate line

This story filed by Paul Richter for LAT is detailed and interesting for what it omits to mention. He does not mention Haqqani's links with the neo cons and treats his lack of political convictions rather facetiously ~ t

As president of the student union at the University of Karachi in 1979, he enjoyed spending time in the U.S. Consulate's air-conditioned library reading about foreign relations and the United States. When Islamists and other radical students urged him to lead an attack on the facility, he resisted.

Today, he's proud of all that he has absorbed about the United States. He boasts that he once beat officials at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad at American history questions in a game of Trivial Pursuit.....


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