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Re: Pakistan Problems

By on 6.18.07 | 12:42PM

The critics are right that we should be doing more to promote (or, more correctly, restore) Pakistani democracy. The familiar line that Pakistani voters might elect an Islamist government misses the point that if there isn't a transition to democracy, Islamists are quite likely to take over the Pakistani government by force. Musharraf isn't immortal, after all. Elections at least gives the moderates a fighting chance.

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