American Silence on Pakistan

March 21, 2007 at 6:30 am | Posted in American politics, Bush Administration, Pakistan | 1 Comment

As Pakistan roils in a challenge to Musharraf, America stays silent. Can the Bush administration criticize Musharraf’s removal of the chief justice over questionable accusations? Can America criticize Musharraf’s heavy handed responses to lawyers protesting? To do so would further undermine and weaken Musharraf’s dictatorship. I thought this is what America wants, democracy. Or is the Bush administration silent because they would rather have a dictator holding on to nukes in Pakistan?

I hope normal regular Americans understand this. The Bush administration is NOT for democracy spread around the world. There are places where they would definitely NOT want the rule of the people. One of these places is Pakistan. The Bush administration will do what they can to ensure that Pakistanis do not have a democracy. Why? Because most Pakistanis are against America’s Middle East policies (well, like every country in the Middle East, actually—note that there are no democracies in the Middle East besides Israel—Lebanon is too messed up now to call it a democracy), and letting the people decide would mean losing Pakistan.

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  1. Arguably, Pakistan is not in the Middle East, but in South Asia. It used to be part of India, for crying out loud.

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