Pakistan Wins

Pakistan closed our overland supply routes into Afghanistan last November because we refused to apologize for a mistaken NATO attack  in which 24 Pakistani soldiers (no civilians) died.

That impasse came to an end today.  We caved — Hillary Clinton apologized to Pakistan Foreign Minister Rabbani Khar.

We rightly refused to apologize because there was more than enough blame to go around.  The Pakistanis didn’t let us know they had a new outpost, even though they were supposed to keep us apprised of where their border troops were, so that we wouldn’t mistake them for the Taliban.  It’s not exactly easy to tell who’s who on the Afghan-Pakistan border.

Pakistan was furious with us.  Today, I’m furious with President Obama for giving in.

Pakistan is not our ally, and no amount of denial or groveling will change that.