Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pakistan in Danger of Becoming 'Failed State'?

[W]hile Mr Zardari has proven himself to be shrewd at manoeuvring in domestic politics – he has kept control of his party and cobbled together a coalition government that helped elect him President – there are grave doubts about his abilities at statecraft. His inexperience has been demonstrated on repeated occasions during the post-Mumbai crisis, telling the US talk show host Larry King that the Second World War was started by a "non state actor"; embarrassingly caught off guard by a hoax phone call from a prankster claiming to be India's Foreign Minister and swiftly back-pedalling to register a formal protest about a technical airspace violation by India.
From crisis to crisis: Zardari's Pakistan - Asia, World - The Independent
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