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Submitted by Derdenger (Ukraine), Mar 8, 2012 at 16:36

Say what you will about the double faced speeches and actions of Musharraf, but I bet that right about now you would be thrilled if he were to take a coup once again. There is no perfect ruler in these kinds of countries which are half based on Islamic religious edicts. So at least Musharraf was a savvy politician and a preservationist who was willing to deal with other countries. When there is deterrence, there is a chance. When that deterrence is obliterated by religious zeal, it is hopeless.

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