why USA supported Pervez Musharraf, a fascist , a dictator in Pakistan?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Well in Pakistan....things are different
Although a democracy does give a voice to the people, democracies in Pakistan often are corrupt.
When there is a dictatorship in Pakistan, there is little corruption, but sometimes rights are compromised, although usually for a small group of people only.
Also, keep in mind that under Musharraf as president and Shaukat Aziz as Prime Minister, the economy of Pakistan actually grew and urban development was encouraged. Musharraf was actually pretty popular in Pakistan right until 2007 when the economic collapse. Things got even worse when Bhutto was killed.
Also, although Musharraf was a dictator, he wasn't exactly a "fascist" in the sense that he had armies lined up to yell "death to _________". Well, the closest I don't know he may have said some harsh words about India, but all leaders of Pakistan will do that, whether they are democratic or dictators. Also, remember that Musharraf actually improved relations between India and Pakistan, and also, now that's he's out of power, he actually has been traveling to India for interviews and other things.
I'm glad that Pakistan is now a democracy, but still you can't call someone a "dictator" without first looking at their actions closely and specifically. Also I hope that in the future Pakistan become a true democracy free from corruption.
- baisleyLv 43 years ago
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- 1 decade ago
Have you heard the adage: The enemy of my enemy is my friend? Currently they are haltingly assisting us in Afghanistan. We have to help him so we can do operations in his country without conducting acts of war against Pakistan.
The Taliban are cowards and are hiding in Pakistan, so we have to go in after them. He is doing a balancing act between helping us and keeping his constituents happy.
The other reason is that PAKISTAN HAS NUKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have to keep them unused and out of terrorist hands. No one is safe if a group with no regard for their own people gets ahold of a nuclear weapon because they will use it anywhere and everywhere to get what they want.
- Joe in texasLv 71 decade ago
We supported Pakistan in it's fight against radical muslim terrorists. That's not the same thing as supporting an individual.
If You meet with President Obama that's not the same thing as supporting the Democrats over the Republicans.
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- KnowallLv 51 decade ago
Don't take it seriously.
The USA had also supported Saddam , OBL and Taliban at one time.
They are experts at pulling the carpet from underneath after one has served their purpose.
- Clatty MaryLv 71 decade ago
You seem to be hinting that America is a nation not familiar with the ways of Fascism.
It's there buddy, it's there already.
- SuzyQLv 51 decade ago
Because he was willing to help us. In the end, that's all that really matters.