Pakistan Turning on al Qaeda?
2:42 PM, Feb 11, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
The Washington Times reports:
It's easy to see why support for al Qaeda and the Taliban might be on the decline given the spread of violence from the Northwest Frontier Province into the country's more settled districts. And it's also interesting to see that Pakistanis apparently don't draw much of a distinction between the Taliban and al Qaeda, or at least that's what I surmise from the results. But the real question is whether the erosion of support for the two groups will lead to increased political will for meaningful action on the part of the government. If it doesn't, this may not matter much. After all, al Qaeda's not running a slate of candidates for parliament--they're trying to overthrow the government.