The president has suggested that India posed no threat to Pakistan and called the Islamist militants fighting in Indian Kashmir “terrorists.”
Both views run counter to those long held by Pakistan’s powerful military which defines India as an existential threat and in the past has given its backing to the militants in Kashmir. >>>>>
Both views also run counter to elementary logic. It looks like Bush helped get exactly the ‘right’ (pun intended) person into power. These comments may actually contribute to attempt at dividing loyalties the Kashmiris and Pakistanis.