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Elizabeth Rubin: Our Strange Dance With Pakistan

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PAKISTAN SOLDIERS
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Osama bin Laden's death in a mansion in exclusive club house territory of retired Pakistani officers has exposed the terrible paradox at the heart of our war in Afghanistan--Pakistan's hypocrisy and our acquiescence. Bin Laden's Pakistani hosts, two rich businessmen called Arshad and Tariq Khan who owned the house and were killed with him, hail from Charsadda, 15 miles north of Peshawar. Their uncle was a retired Brigadier. (Arshad was apparently the courier, Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, who led intelligence officials to the compound.) This is not a lawless land. This is highly controlled territory.

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