The USA is concerned enough to send its Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen to Islamabad as well as its Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. But its concern is not so much for Pakistan as for its own retreat from Afghanistan, where it has been seeking a so-called 'honorable exit for its troops, for whose recall there have been growing noises in the USA, since the killing by US Navy SEALS of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad at the beginning of the month. The USA has not announced any change of strategy in the region, with the commitment to launch more attacks in Pakistan itself if any more high-value targets were present. While continuing to treat Pakistan as something the cat brought in, the USA wants Pakistan to make up for its military deficiencies. Pakistans position that it cannot either make them good by launching another operation in the tribal areas or by allowing the USA any more 'do-more instructions, is not being accepted, and the USA is keeping up the stream of high-profile visitors in the belief that the friendliness of the present government will translate into an obedience that will make it override Pakistans national interests. If the USA thinks that just by sending a few senior people along to Islamabad will keep it in line, it is mistaken. Such declarations as have been made by its leaders after the attack on the naval airbase will not create much enthusiasm among Pakistani circles, especially when coupled with the 'do-more mantra. Since Pakistan has gone through two shocks in a month, first the Abbottabad operation, and then the reaction to Bin Ladens death that the PNS Mehran attack represented, along with other horrific incidents, including the killing of the Saudi Consul General in Karachi. To have met this without American help is not an experience that will be washed away by the visits of American dignitaries, especially if they bring no proposals on how the USA intends to improve its behaviour, or how to end the drone strikes which are merely rubbing salt into the various wounds the USA has inflicted. The hectoring tone that the USA has adopted shows how little it regards Pakistan, while at the same time requiring the alliance if it is to pursue the war on terror. It is only right if Pakistan was to end the alliance it was forced into when the USA began its war on Muslims. This would be a move which would be an appropriate reply to the USAs favourite 'do more cry. That it would be wildly popular would be an additional benefit, with general elections coming up.