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Ambassador’s Resignation Ramps Up U.S.-Pakistan Tensions

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Posted on Nov 22, 2011
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Husain Haqqani attempted crisis management with the help of Twitter.

Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., one Husain Haqqani, found himself in hot water and out of a job Tuesday after a lobbyist in the States claimed Haqqani tried to recruit help in keeping military factions from dominating his home country by circulating a clandestine memo last spring. This is the sound of diplomatic backpedaling.  —KA

BBC:

Mr Haqqani was summoned to Islamabad last week—he quit after meeting Pakistan’s civilian and military leaders on Tuesday.

“I have requested PM Gilani to accept my resignation as Pakistan ambassador to US,” he said in a Twitter post shortly after the meeting.

... “I have much to contribute to building a new Pakistan free of bigotry and intolerance,” Mr Haqqani said in another Twitter post. “Will focus energies on that.”

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By heterochromatic, November 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm Link to this comment

Haqqani will be replaced by someone worse and someone likely friendless in DC

http://spencerackerman.typepad.com/attackerman/2011/11/the-surprising-
lameness-of-the-india-lobby.html

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By GoyToy, November 22, 2011 at 11:53 am Link to this comment

Husain Haqqani is a smooth-talking sleazebag.

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