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NO LOVE LOST
The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan quoted “American philosopher Tina Turner” this week when he described the rocky relations between Washington and its key South Asian ally.
“What’s love got to do with it?” Ambassador Cameron Munter asked students at the Harvard Kennedy School.
He explained that both countries need each other, regardless of whether they share a mutual fondness.
Pakistani leaders regularly denounce U.S. drone attacks on terrorist targets inside their territory, while American officials complain that Pakistani spymasters are sheltering those same terrorists.
Pakistani officials remain upset about the U.S. commando raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani military garrison town last year.
The CIA and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, however, still cooperate with each other, Mr. Munter said.
“The Pakistani government realizes that we have a lot in common on counterterrorism, and we still have a decent relationship with the [ISI] intelligence,” he said.
Mr. Munter, a career diplomat, faulted the United States for failing to display enough respect for the Pakistanis.
“What they want is partnership and a better sense of respect,” he said. “We have to be less arrogant.”
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