It is rather amusing to hear the US tell Pakistan that it has no clear path to combat militancy, as the White House report released on Tuesday opines. Apparently, it is unaware of the talk of the town that despite the best fighting power in the world and intelligence resources at its command, the US continues, till today, to be at a loss about how to put down Afghan resistance even after having spent nine years in Afghanistan, with heavy military presence of its own as well as that of its allies. The truth is that Pakistan has to fight terrorism not only from those elements in the country and around, which have trained their guns at it because of its association with the US in the war on terror, but also the so-called friends and their allies who are involved in aiding and abetting disaffected forces in the country. Washington had better know that notwithstanding the persuasive power of its propaganda, orchestrated by the US administration, the media and the think-tanks about Islamabads indifferent stance on tiding over the challenge of terrorism, the world has come to realise that there are important issues on which the US and Pakistani interests are sharply at variance with each other. The despicable act of Raymond Davis followed by Islamabads successful effort to bring home the point that the US cannot treat it as a client state is a forceful example of this reality. It is obvious, therefore, that Pakistan would be wary of any move that the US would like it to make, unless its own assessment of the national interest can endorse it. While blaming Pakistan for its inability to clear an area of militants once for all, it fails to see the repeated resurgence of Afghan resistance at points from where it proudly proclaims it has completely got rid of it. There can be doubt that Pakistan, which has suffered a great deal on account of the curse of militancy, would like to see the end of it at the earliest, but it would not get desperate enough to follow the American example of massacring the civilian population. The charge about low operational ability of our military helicopter fleet and Pakistan armys reluctance to accept the offer of their maintenance by the US is adequately rebutted by the remark from a responsible source that the Pentagon did not make available to Pakistan enough number of helicopters when they were needed. These realities constant accusations of too little action on matters Pakistan perceives as contrary to its national interests, clandestine encouragement to hostile forces in the country, and inadequate timely assistance, and a host of others do not suggest the US really wants long-term relationship with Pakistan, as its leadership says.