Pakistan's bully politics breeds political operators who use verbal insults and threats of physical violence to intimidate opponents. For a legion of cultural reasons, Pakistan encourages, protects, and even romanticizes bully politics.
Pakistan looks to the US for lessons in how to play politics. Some of these have been positive. But other, uglier parts of American politics are influencing a polarization in Pakistan's politics as well.
The Pakistani government is quickly becoming overwhelmed in an attempt to keep its house in order. Obama and Clinton should demand increased oversight, or at least transparency, as a condition for further aid to the Pakistanis.