husain haqqani who is supposed to have asked for foreign intervention in pakistan as ambassador to the u.s., who was then forced to step down and face charges for “memogate” and who has finally been able to flee to the u.s. (he is now a professor at boston university, no less) pens an article defending zardari’s corrupt govt and blaming everything on pakistan’s only semi-functioning institution, the judiciary. what does he use to make his argument? tired tropes about the need to fight religious extremism and terrorism. mr haqqani, osama bin laden’s death is irrelevant to pakistan and pakistanis (even if someone organized a well-photographed funeral procession). the only way to “fix” pakistan is to provide people employment and three meals a day, to eradicate polio and allow kids to go to school, to narrow the obscene economic gap that exists between people like u and the remaining 90% of the population. seriously. trust the new york times to publish such personally-motivated, vindictive hogwash.