Friends of ZardariSeptember 28, 2008
A supposedly ‘grieving’ President Zardari went on to openly flirt with Sarah Palin, who came to condole him on his late wife’ death. At U.N. Mr. Zardari wasted two-thirds of the speech on his late wife. His pain [not Palin!] is understandable but he was standing there as President of Pakistan and not as Husband of BB. This was a visit focused on redeeming him in the eyes of the foreign powers that brokered the ‘deal’ that brought Mr. Zardari to power in exchange for pushing the American agenda and doing things that the military was resisting, like allowing U.S. military boots inside Pakistan. This is how ‘Friends of Pakistan,’ the business event organized in New York to seek economic aid, turned into ‘Friends of Zardari’, with all of the original backers of the ‘deal’ – U.S.’s Condoleezza Rice, U.K.’s David Miliband, and U.A.E.’s Abdullah al-Nahyan – surrounding their man in Islamabad.