Thursday, December 27, 2007


I am far from an expert on Pakistan and I await to read real commentary on the blogosphere on the Bhutto assassination, I have one question.

At what point do we pull our support of Musharraf? If not now, when? I heard one interesting comparison a month ago or so of Musharraf to the Shah. Like Iran in the late 70s, the US is supporting an increasingly unstable and untenable dictatorship because it supports our ends in a global conflict. But such support builds huge anti-American sentiment while not actually helping to prop up the dictator in question.

This is pretty bad, regardless of Bhutto's qualities, or lack thereof.