This is an interesting take on the compulsions that fuel the US Pakistan relationship. Notwithstanding the sentiment, the US is hardly in a position to call it quits in Afghanistan or lower the bar on the Drone strikes. Pakistan requires US' money and arms and so they have to play ball. The US actions also keeps the Pakistanis busy with these issues rather than the problems that besot them domestically. In fact, it is a cosy club!