Courting disaster in Pakistan

Those who live by the Bush, die by the Bush. First Bush has his Pakistan strongman, Musharraf, commit his military to an unpopular and unwinnable campaign to seal the Pakistan/Afhganistan border, then when Musharraf proves unable to do the impossible, he gets set up to be the fall guy for their failed Afghanistan campaign.

No one likes a dictator, but it’s unseemly for McKay to jump on the Bush bandwagon to cheer on Musharraf’s fall from grace. After all, the next person they install may well be even worse. What we should be doing is calling for the world’s powers to respect local democracy and stop setting up dictators like Musharraf in the first place.