Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Bhutto was really hot back in the day but she still needs to respect history

In 1979 liberal reformers and Marxists joined together with Islamic radicals to overthrow a dictator in Iran. Instead of a Democratic worker's paradise they got another dictator and greater oppression than they could have imagined under the Shah. Within a few years most of these reformers were either dead or exiled.

Today Benazir Bhutto threatened to undermine the dictatorial regime of Pakistan's ruler, Pervez Musharraf. Bhutto should be cautious as should her American supporters in Congress and the Administration. While I see no possibility of cooperation between Bhutto and Pakistan's would be theocrats (they've already tried to kill her once this month), I can envision a future where the Musharraf regime falls to pressure from the left only to be replaced by a Taliban like regime from the right.

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