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Text of article by Taj M Khattak headlined "An ill-advised utterance" published by Pakistani newspaper The News on 2 August
Islamabad, 2 August: It is now a matter of conjecture but if, and remaining within diplomatic norms, our response to Mr [Richard] Armitage's [then US deputy secretary of state] post-9/11 threat of bombing Pakistan back to the Stone Age had been more 'appropriate', there might have been fewer national insults hurled at us or, at least, the barbs would have been less pointed. But more painful is the seemingly lasting impression that Pakistan can be insulted and bullied around, which regrettably hasn't ceased ever since.
The statement of British Prime Minister David Cameron, accusing Pakistan of 'export of terror' is the latest in a series. Former British foreign secretary David Miliband condemned Mr Cameron's statement and accused him of being a loudmouth. He even advised the …