Observing that the ISI continues to maintain links with terror outfits like the LeT and JuD, a former top CIA official says the US needs to be tough with the Pakistani establishment and send a clear message to it that it cannot pursue “selective counter-terrorism.”
“The problem is that ISI continues to have relations with groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, with whatever its new name is and with the Afghan Taliban. It is a very complex picture. It's selective counter-terrorism. What we need is uniform counter-terrorism," said Bruce Riedel, who co-chaired the inter-agency committee of the Obama Administration which formulated the Af-Pak policy. On the release of JuD chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, he said the Obama administration should take "a very hard line".