Saturday, May 14, 2011
At Least They're In The Top Two
"One of the best?" Well, that was one of the signs held up by demonstrators in Islamabad today. Rather faint praise, I think.
I get it that this is an expression of wounded national pride, what with the obvious Pakistani embarrassment over the ease with which U.S. forces entered their country's airspace undetected, kinetically acted upon Osama bin Laden, and then got back out of Pakistan as slickly as they got in. We ought to have a little sympathy for the Pakistanis and resist any juvenile urges to make cheap-shot jokes at their expense.
Then again, why not?
It looks to me like the Pakistani Army was the second best armed force in Islamabad on the night of May 2.