Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A False Choice for Pakistan

A False Choice for Pakistan
By Benazir Bhutto
via Washington Post
Monday, March 12, 2007


The West has been shortsighted in dealing with Pakistan. When the United States aligns with dictatorships and totalitarian regimes, it compromises the basic democratic principles of its foundation -- namely, life, liberty and justice for all. Dictatorships such as Musharraf's suppress individual rights and freedoms and empower the most extreme elements of society. Oppressed citizens, unable to represent themselves through other means, often turn to extremism and religious fundamentalism.
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