"A U.S. grovel is what Pakistan said would reopen Afghan supply routes. But while the United States conceded bombing coordinates were misread by U.S. fighter bombers and gunships, the Pakistani military supplied erroneous information on the location of Taliban forces.
Finally, the United States uttered a word short of the apology demanded -- "sorry" -- and the Pakistanis, in a phony burst of wounded pride salved, allowed truck convoys to inch forward as they were inspected for prohibited lethal weaponry and to collect a toll of $300-$500 depending on the size of the vehicle.
Some of the three out of four Pakistanis who say the United States is the enemy of Islam and consider reconciliation tantamount to treason, moved forward slowly in what they called "a long march" -- actually two days -- by truck, bus, car and bicycle -- from Lahore to the front of Parliament House in Islamabad."
De Borchgrave is a clear thinker. Age and experience DO count in learning to think. He must be nearly 90 now. His grandfather Charles Townshend commanded a Sikh Pioneer battalion at the siege of the British Indian Army garrison at Chitral in the Himalayas in the 1890s and later as a lmajor general of the Indian Army surrendered to the Turks at Kut in the first world war. They have been around the "track" a few times in the sub-continent in his family.
When he tells you something about Pakistan, you should listen carefully. pl