Friday, September 22, 2006
It's really quite simple
Sometimes international politics can seem confusing and strange. Unpronouncable names and places in far off corners of the world.
But this is really quite simple. The man on the left is the President of Pakistan, Gen. Pervez Musharraf. The man on the right is the President of the United States, George W. Bush. This picture was taken today and they are shaking hands in the White House (our house).
Osama bin Laden is hiding in the mountains between Afghanastan and Pakistan. But Bush says if he were to receive good intelligence about his location he would go in after him. The President Musharraf says that he does NOT want the United States in his country running amok and that he would prefer to be allowed to use his forces to route out Osama bin Laden.
This is the tenuous pact between our two nations for 5 years now. Pakistan is 778,720 sq km by comparison Texas (the state Bush calls home) is 695,622 sq km.
Bush said, "we will not distinguish between the people that harbor terrorists and the terrorists themselves."
It's quite simple - something is VERY wrong here.