what this means is appeasement of 'moderate' muslims. this sounds good until one realizes that their exhibit A 'moderate' muslim is musharraf and that their exhibit A 'moderate, modern, model' muslim country is pakistan. yes, that is a verbatim quote from the unlamented robin raphel, us assistant secretary of state for 'south asia' at one time. christina rocca is probably no better, and condoleezza rice too.
it also means america is worried about its 'imperial overstretch'.