Quote: Is Pakistan’s President Ditching the U.S.?

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani leaves after a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Elysee Palace on May 4, 2011 in Paris, France.

“If public opinion is against [the U.S.], then I cannot resist it to stand with you. I have to go with public opinion.”

— YOUSUF RAZA GILANI, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, arguing that there’s a “trust deficit” between his state and the U.S. and, being an elected official and not an “army dictator,” he must listen to his electorate (via TIME)

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