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Musharaf illustrates the problem of having Moslem "allies"

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Aug 28, 2007 at 11:34

I am not a Musharaf-basher, because I think he genuinely is a Ataturk-style westernizer and "whiskey liberal" by preference but he is ruling a country with a decisive minority of Moslem maniacs. He is riding a tiger and he will be killed and replaced by worse, genuine Moslem generals more sympathetic to Moslem terror (anyone can see it is a matter of time and fortune.)

However, he illustrates the recurring problem of having Moslem "allies" in the war on Moslem terror and infiltration because they can't guarantee the cooperation of their own people even if they desire to, and we are constrained in how to deal with a basically hostile country (Pakistan) because we have a (I think genuine but) ineffectual ally temporarily in charge.

The Saudis are another example of the same thing, "allies" far closer to pure evil as deliberately desiring to destroy human freedom worldwide and replacing it with Moslem tyranny.

We might very well be better off with overtly hostile governments in Riyadh and Islamabad, because then there would not be the tricky contretemps of "it could be worse."

I wish India would give Pakistan the good thrashing it deserves.

But 'm sure Bush and Rice would "tut-tut" at that.

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