My Pakistani Muslim friends are peace-loving people. I admire their strong sense of honor and the respect that they show for my Catholic beliefs. The relationship that I have with these Pakistanis makes Sunday's attack even more appalling to me.
What is there to think about, anyway? What is there to say, really, except that there's absolutely no excuse? No excuse for the policy makers and officers, but neither is there one for the brutalized young perpetrators.
In a country ruled by the military for most of its existence, where the ruling elites are better known for corruption and thievery, where is the little guy supposed to find relief? Humor is what keeps Pakistanis sane.
I hope that Pakistanis who are understandably offended by U.S. violation of Pakistan's sovereignty will keep in mind that individual Americans don't represent, nor are we necessarily well represented by, the American government.
Let's forget about who is an "agent" of who. Let's not allow every conversation after an incident to devolve into random whodunit speculation. Let's stop trying to focus on who killed how many people and why. That's not in our control.
Prince Abdul Ali Seraj is a direct descendant of nine generations of kings of Afghanistan, and also the president of the National Coalition for Dialogue with Tribes of Afghanistan Here we discuss President Karzai.
At this year's US Open, an Indian and a Pakistani were doubles partners. Their countries are almost always at war, but these two men became friends, played tennis and even touched hands after their final match.