Looking beyond the rhetoric:

“The leaderships on both sides cannot resist playing politics. They cater to certain lobbies or create a camouflage of words to disguise their real intent. President Pervez Musharraf in his speech uses strong words against India essentially to negate an impression that he is giving in to Indian or international pressure on the issue of infiltration. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been threatening war for some time now without any serious hostile action on the ground. He needs to appear tough to an Indian public angry after terrorist attacks on Parliament and in Jammu. The real action if any is behind the scenes with diplomatic exchanges taking place under the watchful eyes of America.” –Shafqat Mahmood, former Pakistani gov’t official. Rediff.com