May 6, 2009 5:02PM

Yglesias on the Topsy‐​turvy US‐​Af‐​Pak Meeting

Matt Yglesias nails it:

I don't know exactly what the issue is, but it doesn't make sense for the American government to be acting as if this is a bigger deal for us than it is for the Pakistanis.

Washington's excessive fear of the Taliban threat may be warranted, but the disproportionate response is literally "perverse."