Originally Posted by tl_boy
Jordan is far more balanced than either Libya or Pakistan from what I understand.
Good point, but Jordan has had close affiliations with the west for a long time. I think it was important for Bush to have support from more radical islamic states, in order to reduce the impression that this was an anti-islamic action. Hence he made Pakistan and Libya an 'offer they couldn't refuse'.
Remember the 'you are either with me or against me' line?