Ordinary Pakistani citizens must be convinced that the war against the Taliban is their war, and not just America's war. The Taliban has supported Al-Qaeda. The organization that carried out the 9/11 murder of more that 3,000 innocent Americans in New York cannot be allowed to establish its headquarters in Pakistan to kill innocent Pakistanis. The Taliban are no different from cancer cells and must be neutralized or eliminated.The Taliban are clients of Pakistan's Islamic parties, who openly support and share their ideology and are their natural allies. Many members of the Assembly, especially those from the religious parties and the right, are sitting on the fence when it comes to openly condemning the mad Taliban. They see the National Assembly as a rubber-stamp body that pays them a monthly stipend.