another insightful take by Hitchens on the master-slave relationship between the US and Pakistan.
it is self-loathing (pakistan) vs. masochism (US) - a strange pair.
I am reminded of the film Vidheyan (The Servile) by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. the servility of the slave toward his master is unmatched - as is his exaltation at the master's death.
my preferred take on the US-Pak pair is that of the battered spouse syndrome. Pakistan continues to spout self-righteous indignation while asking for hand outs - and then keeps beating on the yanks. the yanks continue to dutifully provide yet more moola in the hope that things will get better