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US President Obama extended a last minute invitation to Pakistan President Zadari to the NATO summit in Chicago, but then refused to engage with him. C. Rajamohan argues in this article that President Obama was highlighting the US frustration at Pakistan’s reluctance to open up over land access to the international forces in Afghanistan. Rajamohan argues that snubbing Zardari does not solve America’s current problem with Pakistan. It only deepens the popular Pakistani resentment against the United States and weakens Zardari vis-a-vis the army.The US also knows that Zardari is not in charge of Pakistan’s policy towards the US or Afghanistan. Finally, if the current negotiations have halted due to a difference of opinion over the price of access for NATO trucks and containers, US-Pak mutual accommodation should not be impossible to accomplish in the coming days.