Foreign Governments Suspiciously Oppose Civilian Deaths

In today’s New York Times (4/16/07), Jane Perlez is wondering about Pakistani government officials who complain about U.S. drones attacks in their country. Perlez starts by floating the idea that Pakistan can’t possibly be against the strikes, because the government has asked to have some control over the use of the drones: In fact, both sides have grown accustomed to an unusual diplomatic dance around the drones. For all their public protests, behind the scenes, Pakistani officials may countenance the drones more than Mr. Qureshi’s reprimand would suggest, Pakistan and American analysts and officials say. Why else would Pakistani military […]