Friday, May 30, 2008

"Riaz Muhammad Khan earned the ire of Asif Ali Zardari because of his opposition to Zardari’s insistence on a UN investigation into the dastardly assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Distress over the crime is understandable. Diplomatic illiteracy is not; least of all arrogance of power and its boorish display. The proposal is at once devoid of legality, impractical and futile; wholly unnecessary; fraught with unpredictable consequences, and demeaning. Rafik Hariri’s case is not a precedent to emulate but a warning to heed. Lebanon lost control over the proceedings. The United States did the running in the name of the United Nations. It smuggled spies into Iraq as UN Inspectors."" (thanks Sultan)