She even spoke out against the Sharia deal in Swat. But what will the Obama Administration do about this “mortal threat”? Probably just throw more money at the problem — a failed policy that nonetheless keeps being tried again and again.
“Hillary says Pak poses “˜mortal threat” to world,” from ExpressIndia, April 23 (thanks to A.P.M.):
Washington — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said nuclear armed Pakistan, wherein Al Qaeda and the Taliban extremists are increasing their influence, poses a “mortal threat” to the world and asked the Pakistani officials as well as people to “speak out” forcefully against the Swat deal.
Good luck with that.
In her first testimony to Congress since her confirmation as the US chief diplomat in January, Clinton said Pakistan, poses a mortal threat to the security and safety of the US and the world.
She asked Pakistani government officials as well as Pakistanis at home and abroad, including in the United States, to “speak out forcefully against a policy (Swat peace accord) that is ceding more and more territory to the insurgents”.
“I think that we cannot underscore the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan by the continuing advances now within hours of Islamabad that are being made by a loosely confederated group of terrorists and others who are seeking the overthrow of the Pakistani state, which is, as we all know, a nuclear-armed state,” Clinton asserted.
Briefing the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the foreign policy initiatives of the Obama Administration, she expressed concern that this seriousness was not visible among the Pak leadership.
“I don’t hear that kind of outrage or concern coming from enough people that would reverberate back within the highest echelons of the civilian and military leadership of Pakistan,” US Secretary of State said….