Monday, October 08, 2007

Half right

I have no idea if Ameer Bhutto is related to Benazir or not, but this editorial gets the current story in Pakistan half right.
The fact is that Pakistan has lost all remaining vestiges of sovereignty, which has been sacrificed to western powers by our politicians to obtain power or cling on to power, for which they are even prepared to hand over Abdul Qadeer Khan to the IAEA and are also willing to formally allow American troops to go after Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil.


The White House is running the whole show. After much denial, the Americans finally conceded that they sponsored the deal between President Musharraf and Benazir, leading to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s statement that Benazir should be made part of the next set-up. But if everything is to be worked out beforehand in shady deals, then elections become a pointless façade, the voice of the people loses all importance and the ‘democratic’ process is reduced to a sad burlesque of all hopes.
The White House is only running half the show (the Musharraf side). The other part of the show (the Benazir Bhutto side) is 100% State. And no, the two are not acting in concert.


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