Pakistan, Terrorists, and Economic Stress

You'd be hard pressed to find a Pakistani anywhere in the world, regardless of class, education, or citizenship, who does not object to the U.S. drone strikes that have killed hundreds of innocent civilians in Pakistan since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. It would also be difficult to find a Pakistani who does not object to the government in Islamabad allowing the strikes to continue. Only a very few misguided individuals—such as accused Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad—would turn this objection to American and Pakistani foreign policy into a terrorist act.

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