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A Pakistan Plan

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Barack Obama has what seems like a pretty good idea for Pakistan, basically “continue funding for Pakistan in the Foreign Operations bill in the areas of counter-terrorism funding, public education, health, micro-enterprise development, humanitarian assistance, and democracy and rule of law programs” but suspend the large general support grants to the Pakistani military until such time as the conditions are set for free and fair elections and the Pakistani government comes up with a credible al-Qaeda plan.

Ilan Goldenberg likes this approach as well. Basically, you’d be pressure the Pakistani military to pressure Musharraf to get back on a path to civilian rule. As I say, seems like a decent idea for the short-term.

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