pakistan president musharrof?

bombs being dropped on village bazzars, killing 100's of people, and the u.s. is backing this guy? sounds like another saddam .why would we be allies with another dictator, that has derailed an emerging democracy???

Update:

associated press 10-9-07 yahoo news

Update 2:

yeah and if there is a terrorist in your backyard they will just start droppin'

mo'abs right!they probably neede it

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, the US has limited influence on Pakistan's internal political dynamics, and Pakistani policies are pretty complicated.

    Number one, the military has historically had a lot of clout in Pakistan. A general has probably been the head of state or defacto ruler of Pakistan for more than 40 years out of the 60 years of Pakistan's existence as an independent nation. A lot of that happens through military coups.

    Number two - the most recent past civilian prime ministers, Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, have been pretty flawed in terms of their policies, level of transparancy in government (e.g. corruption), and commitment to social change (it's often more of protecting the vested interests and ruling classes). So even if they're better than a military-led government in terms of openness, democracy, etc., it sure isn't saying much.

    You'd probably get better civilian rule in Pakistan with stronger civic institutions such as the courts, but unfortunately, with the history of the military often taking over the government when a civilian prime minister mucks things up, it tends to undermine the growth and development of civil institutions such as the parliament and the judicial system.

    The US pretty much has to deal with whatever government is in power realistically. It's probably not a good idea to interfere too much in their internal politics, because any regime seen to be too beholden to the US for its power will not have a lot of legitimacy with the Pakistani politic (vulnerable to charges of being Uncle Sam's poodle). And that could actually work against the interests of the US if it wants to achieve any sort of constructive relationship with Pakistan.

    Source(s): Years of visiting Pakistan on business
  • 1 decade ago

    THERE IS A SAYING THAT GOES BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW THAN THE ONE YOU DON'T. PRESIDENT MUSHARRUF HAS A ROUGH ROAD TO TRAVEL. I BELIEVE HE IS TRYING TO HELP US AS MUCH AS HE IS ABLE.

  • 1 decade ago

    as bad as this guy is, what comes after him will be even worse.

  • CFB
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    1 decade ago

    please site your source and if they are after the right people may be those villages need bombing

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