Alberto Rodriguez has spent the past year as spokesman for the US embassy in Islamabad. I think even he would admit that the image of the US in Pakistan has gone from trough to trough during his time here, but imagine how bad it would be if he wasn’t around to put out fire after fire. Here is his latest missive:
Islamabad, August 8, 2011 – Some Pakistani media outlets have insinuated the United States killed its own troops in the tragic helicopter crash in Afghanistan to prevent the “truth” about the death of Osama bin Laden from coming out.
These reports are baseless. We are deeply disappointed that Pakistani media would publish such patently false allegations and call on responsible media to accurately report the facts.
He is leaving soon and I for one will miss him. Although I suspect the “corrections for the record” will continue.