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Monday, July 4, 2011

The Long Road Ahead For The US

A country of 180 million plus people, so skeptical of a country, that influences their lives so immensely. If your guess is Pakistan and the US, you are right on the money. No one is denying that there is a basis of such feelings, based on a troubled past. However life never completely dwells in the past, it has to move forward.

Overlooking Pakistan from the vantage point of US, it seems like a major mess. Where jingoistic emotions run high, and people are always looking for a pinata to vent their deep rooted frustrations. US seems to be the convenient villain to many. It is often presented as Enemy Number One of Pakistan and above all Islam.

Now looking Washington from Islamabad, it has its own twists and turns. The Imperialist, the Evil the Capitalists and what have you. Despite all this the dire need for the assistance from US cannot be denied. All relations, whether personal or national go through some test or trial. Needless to say, there is such a challenge that both nations are facing right now, based on mutual misunderstandings.

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