Pakistan’s so-called leader Pervez Musharraf is vexed.
He’s upset – not that his nation remains an example for third-world nations of how not to conduct their affairs, and not because his country is a cesspool of corruption and inefficiency. He’s embarassed – not because he can’t account for the millions of dollars in foreign aid his nation has received, and not because his intelligence agencies can’t seem to figure out what side they’re on, and have been revealed as having helped hide the recently departed Osama bin Laden.
He’s not bothered by any of these problems, but he’s peeved that American troops violated the sovereignty of Pakistan in conducting the raid that killed the world’s most wanted terrorist. He has been overheard whimpering:
It would have been far better if Pakistani special services group had operated and conducted the mission.
To which one must reply – yes, it certainly would have. But they didn’t. Instead, the government of Pakistan provided aid and shelter to the man they should have killed or captured. Here’s an important message for Mr. Musharraf – If you harbor men like Bin Laden, your sovereignty means nothing to me. You forfeit your right to whine about the sanctity of your borders when you harbor within them transnational terrorists.
Deal with it.