Initial reports are encouraging. In the end of the day, it's going to be deeds, not words, that matter.
Encouraging Initial End Of The Day
The violence seems to be diminishing. They've stared into the abyss a bit. I think they've all concluded that further violence... is not in their interests.
Further Bit Concluded
We've talked to the Europeans about it. It's clear if those negotiations fail, then we are agreed with the Europeans that the next step is to take the matter to the U.N. Security Council.
Security Step Take
Pakistan is both an ally in the war on terror, and in some sense, a battleground of the war on terror.
Both Terror Ally