The Case of Aafia Siddiqui

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The first I’d heard of Aafia Siddiqui was yesterday on Arif Rafiq’s Pakistan Policy Blog. Today both McClatchy and the LA Times are on the story. Rafiq’s post, as well as the McClatchy article, gives a pretty detailed account of why the American version of Siddiqui’s arrest “. . .doesn’t pass the sniff test,” as her lawyer told the LAT. There’s no way to turn the sudden re-emergence of a woman who’s been “disappeared” in an intelligence black hole into a public relations windfall. But with five years to prepare a story, you’d think the Bush administration could do better […]

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