"Pakistan's pro-U.S. president signed a regulation late Monday to put a northwestern district under Islamic law as part of a peace deal with the Taliban, going along after coming under intense pressure from members of his own party and other lawmakers. Asif Ali Zardari's signature was a boon for Islamic militants who have brutalized the Swat Valley for nearly two years in demanding a new justice system."
Surely, any visiting American would take issue with this . . .
"Also Monday, visiting U.S. Sen. John Kerry met with Pakistan's president, prime minister and other top officials, including Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha, head of Pakistan's most powerful spy service, Inter-Services Intelligence. . . . During a news conference, Kerry took a friendly stance when asked about U.S. allegations that elements within Pakistan's spy agencies are assisting militant groups, saying he had a good meeting with Pasha. "I think that he and your government are making enormous efforts to guarantee the absolute cooperation and accountability of the intelligence efforts in this country," Kerry said."
On the day Pakistan signs a "peace deal with the Taliban" "to put a northwestern district under Islamic law" as "a boon for Islamic militants who have brutalized the Swat Valley for nearly two years in demanding a new justice system," Kerry applauds the "enormous efforts" of the Pakistani government.
No wonder Kerry is the only Democratic presidential candidate since the 1980's to fail to come in first in the popular vote.