It is obvious that the commentator is as anguished as the state of affairs and quite a few Pakistanis are and rightly so. I am not too sure if Christine Lamb is right in saying that Pakistan is a country that is waiting for a Nation. I leave it to those living in Pakistan to comment since they are experiencing the situation. Pakistan sure knows where it wants to go, but the events are showing that they are not quite sure how to go there. Apparently there are too many interests and power centres in Pakistan that are working at cross purposes, and some are also being influenced by foreign directions and even money(?) (or it is said). The paranoia that everyone is plotting against Pakistan that has gripped Pakistani is understandable since the internal confusion requires an external bogey to shore up the confidence. The events in Pakistan riddled with confusion would indeed spur consternation. It is very natural. Why should the Islamic fundamentalists kill co religionists with near daily bombings? Why should there not be effective retaliation to the various incursions and slights to Pakistani sovereignty and territorial integrity? why should there be only hot air and bluster alone against these deliberate attacks? Why should there be a Air Chief saying that he will bring down Drone, if only someone orders him to do so? Why should he ask for it when the raison dâ€™Ãªtre for the Armed Force is to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of their country? Why should the ISI Chief indirectly say that political leaders are on the payroll of a foreign power? It is obvious that this will cause justifiable confusion, leading to consternation and anger. Yet, the commentator is right that Pakistan can indeed be a great country if it sheds the paranoia and blame all others for their own infirmity in knowing who they are and where they are headed. It is time for Pakistanis to be introspective.