He’s worth his own three letter designation, IMO.
We know Pakistan has nukes, used to be (still is?) closely connected with the Taliban through factions in the ISI, has / had connections with UBL, and has been a terror sponsoring nation especially in Kashmir and India.
But, the Musharraf government has cooperated recently and since 9/11 at some risk to its own internal legitimacy. There are radical elements throughout Pakistan that view any cooperation with the US as a capital offense. Probably due to this internal instability, the US government has always been careful to complement the Pakistani efforts agains terror. But, of course there are may critics of any seeming alliance with Pakistan. Due, in part, to everything I listed above.
So, is the US pursuing a smart policy regarding Pakistan?