The Taliban, which has moved within sixty miles of Islamabad, has alienated many Pakistanis recently, with videos of the public flogging of a young girl, as well as speeches challenging the democratic principles that are cherished by Pakistanis. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry looks whether the military offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley is diverting attention from the need for a new Pakistani-US relationship. Also, the White House appoints a "compensation czar" with authority over executives at companies that receive federal support, and after a year in limbo, the Screen Actors' Guild finally ratifies a new contract.
Banner image: Pakistani men carry a body from the rubble of the Pearl Continental hotel after a bomb blast killed 11 and injured at least 50 people in Peshawar, Pakistan. The blast, powerful enough to leave a crater 6 feet deep and 15 feet wide, collapsed the western wing of the hotel.The Taliban have continued their revenge attacks keeping all cities on high alert. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images