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Terrorism, Opium and International Politics

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Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has backed out tomorrow's summit with President Hamid Karzai of Afganistan. Will Karzai have to go it alone against terrorists funded by the opium trade? Is Musharraf's action partly a snub to the United States? Also, the Olympic Games in Bejing begin one year from today and, on Reporter's Notebook, a San Francisco perspective on Barry Bonds, who last night broke Hank Aaron's home-run record.


Pakistani tribal leaders and political agents attend a meeting in Quetta, prior to departing for Kabul to attend the joint Pak-Afghan "jirga" in Afghanistan. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has pulled out of the council.
Photo: Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images