Not exactly the kind of material that makes for a good Warren Zevon song, but such was the scene in Pakistan earlier today. Decimating the Supreme Court in that country is something that hasn't gone over too well, with that nation's law lobby.
As I said in my earlier post, this is a difficult foreign policy problem for the U.S. and all others that recognize there is a war against those that seek to export jihad. There is no magical solution.
Here are some articles from various news outlets on this crisis:
The London Times
National Review Online
Wall Street Journal
As you can see, there's a wide variety of opinions and angles that the media is forming on this situation. Not being an expert on Pakistan, it's always difficult to form a judgment on the way things are being handled and playing out. But, as time ticks on, all we can hope for is a reasonable solution that will return the Pakistanis back to the normal state of confusion, it has endured over the past few years.
One thing this does, it takes the international attention off of Iran (where it should be right now). As all eyes and ears turn toward Islamabad, Tehran is still working on a bomb and still threatening others in the process.
But on the other hand, there is one thing that could work to our advantage here. If this crisis lingers on for awhile, we could see foreign fighters that are now causing havoc in neighboring Afghanistan (and even Iraq) flock into Pakistan to fight the infidel Musharraf and his military. This would give us more time to secure the areas we now are committed to rebuilding.