March 2, 2006

Bush and Bombings in Complicated Karachi

Bush and Bombings in Complicated Karachi

An American diplomat was killed in a bombing outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi this morning. President Bush is scheduled to visit Pakistan and conference with President General Pervez Musharraf tomorrow, and will go despite the bombing, saying, “It’s important to talk with President Musharraf about continuing our fight against terrorists.”

He didn’t mention the January CIA missile attack in Bajur in northeastern Pakistan, which killed upwards of 18 civilians and two suspected Al Qaeda leaders. There was also no mention of how complicated our relationship with Pakistan is, especially with regards to their own “war on terror.”

If you want a guide to the press conferences and the official statements that will no doubt be issued tomorrow, take a listen to the Pakistan show we did in January and the blog feature with two different takes on life in Karachi.

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