Editorial, The Washington Post | September 15, 2008
In July President Bush decided to increase attacks by US forces against the Taliban in tribal areas. ++ This increase is in response to the Taliban's growing strength in Pakistan, more attacks on NATO forces in Afghanistan, and an increase in terrorist threats. ++ The US must find a way to balance its relations with President Zardari of Pakistan, and also continue its attacks against the Taliban on Pakistani soil, where they are accepted by many locals. ++ Pakistan needs US support to overcome its economic problems as well.