""One thing we never understood is that India has always been the major threat for Pakistan," said former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Wendy Chamberlain, now the president of the Middle East Institute."
Just. Shoot. Me. Now. If we -- or at least those of us who are responsible for South Asia policy -- didn't understand this, we should have our collective heads examined. I'm trying to think of analogies:
"One thing we never understood is that China really cares about holding onto Tibet."
"One thing we never understood is that the idea of returning to what were once their homes is a big deal for Palestinians."
"One thing we never understood is that Israelis are really worried about being surrounded by hostile Arab countries."
"One thing we never understood is that poverty is a serious issue in India."
Feel free to add your own suggestions below. Otherwise, open thread!