Onus of establishing a stable Pakistan lies solely with the US
US President Barack Obama’s reluctance to acknowledge Pakistan’s role in promoting terror (Cornered in Mumbai college, Obama cautious on Pakistan, November 8) lowers his credibility. If he believes that the Pakistani establishment is innocent, why does he allow US drone attacks on Pakistani territory? The Americans wish to withdraw from Afghanistan without a loss of face and Pakistan is exploiting their compulsion to seek more money, armament and support in return. The onus of establishing a stable Pakistan lies with the US, its ally, which gives it billions of dollars that are diverted to extend clandestine support to terror groups.
J.M.Manchanda, New Delhi
That India will be creating 54,000 jobs in the US (Jobs, trade for US dominate Day 1, November 7) is testimony to a resurgent Indian economy. Our journey from being dependant on wheat doled out under PL480 during the 60s to overflowing granaries and brimming foreign exchange reserves is remarkable. A country of our stature, nurturing superpower ambitions, should be able to tackle smaller nations that export terror instead of asking visiting heads of state to do so.
Raghubir Singh, Pune
In reference to the article Lost in the middle (Wonk’s World, November 8), it is interesting to note Obama admitting that the US administration “spent much more time trying to get the policy right than trying to get the politics right”. The remark displays his earnestness and is in stark contrast to the attitude of India’s Congress party, which faced with corruption charges, is trying to get the politics right by defending the party’s coterie. The old and rigid hosts of the world’s largest democracy have many lessons to learn in honesty, ethics and morality from the young visitors of the world’s oldest democracy.
Ashish Rai, via email