Today the US is raising a hue and cry that the Haqqani network is a veritable arm of the ISI but the fact cannot be ignored that during the Soviet war in Afghanistan the network was fully supported and encouraged by the Regan Administration of which this picture is a clear proof. The US back then had its objectives to achieve for which it funded various guerrilla groups in Afghanistan. And so long as its purposes were being served, it saw nothing wrong in them. Currently it has no justification in making Pakistan a scapegoat for its own failures and short-sighted policies. One cannot agree more with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar that the Haqqani network had been the blue eyes boy of the CIA. Interestingly, the US is itself busy in talks with Taliban but is warning Pakistan to take action against them in tribal areas. SARAH PARVEEN, Lahore, September 28.