After months of internal wrangling over whether to issue a formal apology, the U.S. told Pakistan on Tuesday it was “sorry” for a deadly cross-border air strike last year, prompting Pakistan to re-open the vital ground supply lines.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that she had given Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar her “deepest regrets;” her “sincere condolences;” and – most crucially, said, “We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military.”
OK now the Pakistanis can get the knot out of their panties and srart back making money. I think that they saw that other countries were going to capitalize on the good thing that they had going so they took the apology.
Lets be serious, after they had taken so drastic of an action to close down vital NATO supply routes what difference at all does a US apology make?
Clinton’s statement Tuesday did not mention previous negotiations, and it said Pakistan would not exact a premium to resume using the ground supply routes. I guess not because they are glad to be getting paid again.
It seems that the entire ordeal to the Pakistanis is about saving face in the eyes of other Islamic countries in the region. www.militaryringexpress.com