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Commentary: Pakistan gives in to terrorists

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  • Brown: Pakistan shouldn't have cut a deal with the Taliban
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Editor's note: Campbell Brown anchors CNN's "Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull" at 8 p.m. ET Mondays through Fridays. She delivered this commentary during the "Cutting through the Bull" segment of Monday night's broadcast.

CNN's Campbell Brown says Pakistan ignored the Taliban's grizzly campaign of attacks.

CNN's Campbell Brown says Pakistan ignored the Taliban's grizzly campaign of attacks.

(CNN) -- Imagine if we gave up any part of this country, any part at all, to terrorists.

That appears to be happening in Pakistan, where the government has cut a deal with the Taliban allowing Islamic law, or Sharia law, to be enforced in the northern part of the country near the Afghan border.

This after Taliban militants led a grizzly campaign of attacks, including beheadings, kidnappings and the destruction of dozens of girls' schools.

They're the same people who helped provide a safe haven for al Qaeda leading up to 9/11 and have now scored a victory against Pakistan, and given new reason for the United States to worry, after we gave Pakistan $10 billion, in large part to try and reduce the threat from terror.

How much harder will the fight become for our troops now that the Taliban control yet another piece of territory?

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The logic of Pakistani leaders is simple -- merely wanting to seek peace.


We wonder if the entire region, and the United States, will pay dearly for that concession.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Campbell Brown.

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