shiv wrote:As the current Indian government enters its last days, I would like to ask anyone who cares, "What did we get from Pakistan for the uninterrupted and uninterruptible dialog that Manmohan Singh and other Congress party worthies said would bring us dividends from Pakistan. Neither have criminals in Pakistan been arrested, nor have the murders of Indians stopped, nor have relations magically improved with free trade and exchanges leading to an improvement in the lives of millions of brothers and sisters of the subcontinent. No progress. Forward or back. Nothing.
If a manager at a factory or shop messed up things this badly he would have been fired. But the government?
Excellent points. But your last sentence seems to contradict your first. As you say, the govt is hopefully on its last days. So I would say that is some punishment.
But that said, I watched for a few minutes a so called "debate" on Arnab's show. The congress spokesman was gloating about how MMS & Co have provided a terror free atmosphere since 26/11. How in contrast BJP invited Mush to Agra, how Vajpayee went to Lahore while Kargil was being planned, how Jassu bhai escorted Paki terrorists. And then this takes the cake. Sanjay Baru's book claiming that Sonia did not agree to MMS's Siachen surrender because she wanted Rahul to make that surrender can claim credit for making "piss" with TSP. Make no mistake, Sanjay Baru was actually praising MMS for his surrender plan, and his criticism was directed against those who opposed that or Sonia for wanting to do the same. All this made my stomach churn.
Assuming Modi were to come to power, I hope he doesn't end up sucking up to TSP Vajpayee style to get into the good books of US and prove his "secular" credentials. And above all, I hope he and his party doesn't indulge in bean counting, we did ths, but Cong did that. If so, ISI will be laughing their asses off to the bank and as you say above, the saga will continue.
Instead, IMO, what Modi needs to do is summon mlitary top brass, RAW, diplomats, thinks tanks with Indian nationalist bent of mind, not Aman ki aasha crap, and then challenge them to come up with a plan that takes into account all of India's strengths: military, economy, size etc. End goal must simple: If TSP sheds its obsession to fly its green crescent over the red fort in Delhi, there will be rewards, or TSP must be broken into manageable pieces.