March 18, 2008

US Ambassador and her pet dogs

Rahnuma Ahmed analyzes the reason behind ex-US ambassador to Bangladesh Ms. Patricia Butenis's (now US ambassador in Iraq) return to Bangladesh. Newspaper reports say she is on a private visit to fetch her dogs left behind and to visit her old workplace. But she might have met Pakistan's ex-president Wasim Sajjad’s in Dhaka. She might have been here to hold meetings with the opposition party leaders of Bangladesh or secret meetings with top military and civilian officials.

She had even gone to the UNDP-organised ‘Celebrating the Halfway Mark of Voter Registration’ programme, attended by top Election Commission officials, senior-most military and civilian officers, political party leaders, heads of diplomatic corps, and foreign diplomats.

This and more in Rahnuma's piece which was first published in the Daily New Age on 17th March 2008.

Tacit goes further to claim that she was in Dhaka to deliver paybacks of the $1.265 billion deal of Bangladesh Biman with Boeing to purchase eight aircrafts.


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