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To: F15Eagle
The United States is pressuring Musharraf, who took control in a 1999 coup, not to declare a state of emergency as he faces growing political opposition.

I'd hope he wouldn't pay too much attention to U.S. "pressuring." Obviously, this is a critical and delicate situation with huge stakes for the U.S. as well as Pakistan and the whole region.

But this presumption that the U.S. has "the answer" is not well supported by experience. I'd just about as soon urge Musharraf to use his own best judgment and tell him that we hope we will be able to continue to work with Pakistan, however things play out.

Our heavy-handed "advice," IMO, is not worth a thimble-full of warm spit.

(If we are so freakin' smart, how come we thought we could knock down a statue of Saddam and then sit back and watch democracy flower in Iraq?)

17 posted on 08/10/2007 7:55:15 AM PDT by SergeiRachmaninov
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To: SergeiRachmaninov

Since the only true democracy near that area is in Israel, I wondered how anyone could believe it, quite honestly. Middle East fundamental islam and democracy don’t mix.

In Malaysia / Singapore it’s more benign, but those are a different people.


18 posted on 08/10/2007 8:02:23 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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