Sunday, September 28, 2008

Words worth pondering

Roger Cohen recently wrote about Pakistan in the IHT.

A very notable quote from Pakistani President Zardari: "After he talked of revenge for his wife, Benazir's death, Zardari added this: "I am not a warmonger. I am not interested in physical might which is not the expression of my strength. I have many strengths, and one of them is that I can take pain, not give pain. I don't consider anyone who can give pain brave, I consider anyone who can take pain brave. That is why I consider a woman a stronger gender because she can take much more pain than a man."

Perhaps he should have been an adviser to our interrogation theory pundits!

Al

2 comments:

mike said...

Good article - but surprisingly no mention of his nickname "Mr Ten Percent".

bg said...

"Perhaps he should have been an adviser to our interrogation theory pundits!"

C'mon, Al, you are too old and wise not to recognize this as obvious political pandering to his base (the supporters of his wife).

Here is a more telling quote of his true nature.

"Anyone not conforming with my government's policy will be thrown out," Zardari said of the ISI.

Change only in name, and in rhetoric. Some nations have an Army. One Army has a nation.