Sep 24, 2007

Pakistan: The Whip Comes Down

Pakistani police detained opposition activists on Monday to stop them protesting in front of the Supreme Court as it resumed hearing petitions against President Pervez Musharraf's plans for re-election.

Musharraf, who is also army chief, plans to seek another term in office from an electoral college including the national and provincial assemblies on October 6 despite opposition from an alliance of political parties demanding an end to military rule.

As we have stated here before, Pakistan doesn't need the United States to guarantee its security but Musharraf needs the United States to secure his dictatorship and our State Department seems to think that Pakistan's dictatorship can be a "path leading to democracy". Someone needs to explain to our State Department exactly how a dictatorship operates. There is nothing democratic about it. Even if Pakistan was democratic, the likelihood is that they would elect an Islamic government.

More updates this week and the situation unfolds.

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1 comment:

  1. Exactly, 'democracy' leads to MORE Islam! Why can't Bush and Condi see the obvious?


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