From the article:
Pakistan's government has abdicated to the Taliban in agreeing to impose Islamic law in the Swat valley and the country now poses a "mortal threat" to the world, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.
Surging violence across Pakistan and the spread of Taliban influence through its northwest are reviving concerns about the stability of the nuclear-armed country, an important U.S. ally vital to efforts to stabilize neighboring Afghanistan.
This was discussed here on a thread a few weeks ago. We speculated if Obama is strong enough to deal with a nuclear power controlled by terrorists. Given his alread Jimmy Carter-esque way of dealing with this part of the world I for one believe this is a serious problem that could be made worse by a weak and naive administration.