Gosh, it seemed like only yesterday (emphasis added):
Bush Praises Pakistan, Afghanistan Allies
President Bush, playing middleman next week between sometimes-sparring neighbors Afghanistan and Pakistan, praised the U.S. allies Saturday for their work in defeating terrorism under difficult circumstances.
Apparently, the honeymoon's over:
THE US has indicated for the first time that it might be willing to back plans by elite echelons of the military in Islamabad to oust Pervez Musharraf from power, as the Pakistani President was beset by major new difficulties over his attempts to sack the country's chief justice.
That's right, Stephen ... I wouldn't get too comfortable being George's bestest sock puppet. His friends have a really short shelf life, if you know what I mean.