How long will we keep making excuses for a (quote-unquote) failed nation state? How long will we keep pretending that the next idiot who assumes control of this corrupt system is going to take out a magic-wand abra-cadabra away our problems? How long will we hear daily news of death, violence, abduction, torture, rape - close our eyes for two seconds - and then stop feeling entirely as we go on with the mundanity of our daily existence? How long will we stare myopically at the newspaper convincing ourselves that the extremist is just one small, dangerous element of Pakistani society that will soon be exterminated? How long before we finally reach the inevitable conclusion that they're stronger than we want to believe, more pervasive than we want to acknowledge and potentially going to win this war?
How long before we finally give up?