Pakistan, Afghanistan and America's War on Terror

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Pakistan's newly elected opposition parties have joined forces against President Pervez Musharraf. They want talks with Islamic militants, including the Taliban. What's the future of a Bush Administration ally in the war on terror? What's the likely impact on Afghanistan, where NATO forces are struggling against a tough enemy and among themselves? Also, it's John McCain versus the New York Times and Obama versus Clinton tonight in Texas.

Opposition party leaders Asif Ali Zardari (C), head of the Pakistan People's Party, and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R), head of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, shake hands.  At left is Makhdoom Amin Fahim, vice chairman of the PPP and a potential candidate for prime minister. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images



Warren Olney