Pakistan vows to help Afghanistan combat the Taliban
|Pakistan has the potential to be a hugely important ally here since they've been a bit of a waffler in the past. Hopefully they can keep up their end of this deal.|
Musharraf professes to be an ally in the GWOT, but he's not the most popular guy in a country with plenty of anti-American sentiment. That makes it tough to crack down on terrorists in your country. Oh wait they're not terrorists, they're "militant groups."
And one of those militant groups, supposedly hiding in the area is a small little group... maybe you've heard of them... al Qaeda.