Comments on: Guest contribution:What do regular Americans think about Pakistan? http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: stevo http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-4422 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 05:19:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/#comment-4422 MA, you’re a knucklehead who has no memory. 533 members of congress voted in favor of the military action in Iraq based on “evidence” they ALL believed demonstrated a threat to American security. This evidence was from a national security team, majority of whom were there when Billy C was Pres. So, get your facts straight before you speak and show your ignorance.
As for Pakistan, we import hundreds of millions of dollars of cheap product. We should suspend all imports if they do not allow us to respond to those who attacked us on 9/11/2001. Do you remember that Date? Many Americans have already forgot.

So, lets suspend Pakistani imports first, but if we are fired upon while chasing our terrorist attackers, lets fire back – whoever it is.

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By: Joshua Foust http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-4421 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 03:09:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/#comment-4421 Billy, I appreciate that, too. I don’t think it’s necessarily fair to call me a “lightweight” on Pakistan, though. I’d also be curious how you’d suggest writing a short-form article about public perceptions without it sounding kind of trite. That’s kind of how these pieces are.

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By: Om http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-4391 Thu, 09 Oct 2008 17:34:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/#comment-4391 Hey ma..
dont be confused.. US is not invading pakistan bacause the cleaning job you talk about is outsourced to pakistani army.

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By: Billy Beal http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-4360 Thu, 09 Oct 2008 01:34:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/#comment-4360 Mr Foust: I appreciate your comment but it is hard not to view your article as trite and simplistic. This article is exactly the type of articles that give serious on-line journalists and bloggers a bad name. I would recommend that you NOT give up your day job. Simplistic analyses such as this are a disservice to readers of this usually excellent blog. I am sorry for being so blunt but your article is the worst I have ever seen posted on this site.

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By: ma http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-4355 Thu, 09 Oct 2008 00:01:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/#comment-4355 I am confused….

We invaded a country, Iraq, without any evidence of supporting terrorism or having nuclear weapon but can’t invade a terrorist country, Pakistan.

Its well known that those terrorists who attacked us are hiding in Pakistan, Why can’t we invade to clean them up.
Its well known that Pakistans’ army has been supporting these terrorists.
Its well known that Pakistan has been selling nuclear technology in black market (Iran and North Korea included).
Pakistan has no interest in cleaning up those terrorists and will never be interested in doing so because they are all the same.

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By: Joshua Foust http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-4352 Wed, 08 Oct 2008 23:16:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/#comment-4352 Please allow me to jump into this in my own defense. I talked to far more than three people when Myra kindly asked me to explore what it’s like in the Midwest. But these three seemed the most representative, and certainly said the most interesting things. As John notes, there is a vast range of American opinion — preciously of that, however, ever makes its way into an American media diet.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-4311 Wed, 08 Oct 2008 17:26:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/#comment-4311 As someone who volunteers within the local community, I interact with ‘real’ everyday Americans of all races and ethnicity as well different income brackets from poverty level to six-figure plus. This article asks what these Americans think of Pakistan. The author gave very few examples, but from my own experience, about 50 people who I asked said comments ranging from ignorant to somewhat informed about Pakistan. Bottom line: most Americans know very little of any foreign affairs, let alone Pakistan. I agree that there is very little discussion in the mainstream media on the country itself and this is critical if the US is too craft any long term policy.

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By: Billy Beal http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-4286 Wed, 08 Oct 2008 02:31:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/#comment-4286 This is such a simplistic analysis that it borders on foolishness. I highly suggest that next time you get an author that knows something about the subject. Mr Foust is obviously a light weight when it comes to the subject of Pakistan.

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By: Om http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-4285 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 23:32:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/07/guest-contributionwhat-do-regular-americans-think-about-pakistan/#comment-4285 Stop this crap !! Everyone in US i spoke to say first thing that comes in to mind about pakistan is terrorists.

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