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Sunday, November 04, 2007



Interesting lead sentence in today's New York Times article on the suspension of the Constitution in Pakistan:
For more than five months the United States has been trying to orchestrate a political transition in Pakistan that would manage to somehow keep Gen. Pervez Musharraf in power without making a mockery of President Bush’s promotion of democracy in the Muslim world.
Can you really "promote democracy" (leaving aside the absurd idea that that is George Bush's actual motivation or intention) through the "orchestration" of a foreign power?

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