Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Orwellian Denial Of The Day

I'm actually beginning to really enjoy Rehman Malik.
Rejecting US complaints that the Afghan Taliban led by Mullah Omar were operating from Quetta, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said there is no “Quetta shura” in Pakistan.

“Over and again this topic has been coming up. But according to us the Quetta shura does not exist in Quetta,” he said.

Anyway, on a somewhat related note, you guys should check out the excellent profile of Richard Holbrooke in this week's New Yorker. It is unfortunately not available online, except for subscribers, but I highly recommend paying the price of the magazine just for that article. Though I just realized that today is Monday, and so it has become last week's New Yorker. Try to get your hands on it anyway.

3 comments:

pishipotty said...

The link with the abstract for the Holbrooke article is here:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/09/28/090928fa_fact_packer

Kalsoom said...

"The Quetta shura does not exist in Quetta. It exists in Peshawar."

Anonymous said...

pishipotty: Thanks for the Link!