… who needs enemies?

Are anti-American demonstrations in Afghanistan led by Pakistani intelligence agents?

Sarah Chayes reports in the New York Times that the demonstrators making a fuss in Afghanistan about the Koran-flushing accusation are largely “students” from Pakistan, whom she suspects are agents of the ISI (the Pakistani KGB).

Oh, but I forgot: the Pakistanis are “allies in the war on terror.”

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com