There are times when we are at a party and an elephant enters, but no one wants to admit they have seen it. In many respects, that has been American foreign policy in regard to Pakistan over the years, they support terrorist groups, and we pretend not to know about this. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told American soldiers that recent comments by former head of the armed forces, Admiral Mike Mullen, were fairly much on target. Mullen charged the Pakistan Inter Services Intelligence,” the ISI, helped the Taliban. “I think he was at long last giving voice to what frankly we have known all along, that the Pakistanis were doing this.”
He made clear it was time to confront the issue regardless of the cost. Of course, if the US cuts military aid to Pakistan, their armed forces will turn to ever helpful China for weapons of war. So, what to do is the question?