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Things you may have missed on youtube pt.2: Jacqueline Kennedy’s visit to Pakistan

July 13, 2010

Hey world, let’s take a trip back in time to the year 1962!

It was the year John Glenn completed the first US earth orbit, “the twist” was taking the country’s dance floors by storm, “The Jetsons” made its TV debut, and the Beach Boys had their first hit. Ah… those were the days.

That same year, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy made a visit to Pakistan. She visited Lahore, Peshawar, and even the Khyber Pass in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province (now called “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa“). Notice how warmly she is received by the public, and how easily she is able to travel without fear of being blown up into a thousand pieces.

I wonder, what has changed since then to make extremism blossom in the region and lead most Pakistanis to view the US as the greatest threat to their country? Hmmm…

Update: I was thinking at first that the answer must be: a) they got more Muslim or b) we got more freedumses, but my research assistant has indicated otherwise. Back to the drawing board..

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