Saturday, May 28, 2011


Times of India dated 28 May 2011 reported that 'Clinton gives Pakistan govt clean chit on Osama'. The following statement has been attributed to Hillary Clinton (Friday 27 May 11, while talking to reporters), during her recent visit to Pakistan.

"The US had absolutely no evidence that anyone at the highest level of the Pakistani government knew the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden".

What a beautiful play of words this statement is - 'Who' and 'what' is the highest level of government - The President and the Prime Minister? Yes, they may not have known anything about it, and there may be no evidence to suggest that they knew any thing.

Does the Army chief and the ISI chief form part of the 'highest level'? I don't believe so, as per her statement.

'Absolutely no evidence' - The statement only talks of the highest level of government - it does not comment on at what level they have evidence of Pakistani establishment complicity.

Beautiful statement indeed to ensure that the US interests are followed through to their satisfaction - and rightly so - why should they care about Indian interests, unless of course these are common with theirs.

India should safeguard its own interests and not look to any other power to do it for them.

Peace in the sub continent is in India's interest. How do we achieve that without the help of our geographical neighbours? - we cannot change them, you see.

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