"WASHINGTON: President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the United States to provide drone technology and other necessary equipment to help Pakistan fight terrorists more effectively and rejected the notion of American personnel joining the anti-terror fight on the Pakistani soil."
Not sure the U.S. should be giving Pakistan drone technology...but some encouraging mention of building a solid peace with India. As for President Asif Ali Zardari, some believe he was (maybe is) corrupt, having stolen from Pakistan. (He's currently a billionaire...and has been accused of stealing $1.5 billion from Pakistan). Maybe the accusations of murder and corruption were drummed up by his adversaries? Who knows anymore!? One thing I'm learning about Pakistan...It's very complicated, and unless you were there, it's hard to tell who's telling the truth.
As for the drone technology, you can't deny that they inflict considerable damage to the enemy...and is probably the only weapon Taliban and Al Qaeda fear, but these same weapons have killed scores of civilians during the current conflict, and those deaths will continue to feed the violence around the world and breed distrust and ill-feeling between the U.S. and the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Seeing as how the U.S. can't even use these weapons without managing to injure their own cause, I shudder to think what the spread of this technology would mean for the world. The U.S. once almost killed Hamid Karzai with a misdirected bomb...He lived, but 20 of his loyal tribesmen died, as did 3 U.S. Special Forces soldiers. I've also read accounts of how some Northern Alliance commanders had disingenuously directed Americans to use drones to bomb non-Taliban/non Al Qaeda targets when the Afghanistan "invasion" was taking place. War is bad enough...perhaps it's even worse when you can't even really see the person you're about to obliterate. We all look kinda alike from thousands of feet in the air...
-- The Kettle Rumbles