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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Confusion in the Papers today

From the Washington Post:
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sept. 27 -- Three weeks after Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, announced a peace pact with Taliban radicals in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan, recent visitors say there is now pin-drop silence in a territory that once shook with artillery and bomb blasts.

I didn't realize that Musharraf had a pact with "Taliban radicals", did you? From the Washington Post on the 13th:
Mr. Musharraf, whose country has been the main base for leaders of both al-Qaeda and the Taliban since 2002, last week concluded a peace deal with tribal leaders in North Waziristan, a territory near the border with Afghanistan.
It may well be semantics, but to say he's signed a peace pact with "Taliban radicals" needs to be fact checked.

From CNN we get:
Musharraf said in his Tuesday interview, however, that Afghanistan and Pakistan were starkly different theaters in the war on terror, hence his bristling over a Bush remark that U.S. troops would enter Afghanistan if they had good intelligence bin Laden was hiding there.
I think they mean "enter Pakistan".