Monday, May 04, 2009
The Musharraf Debate
Was General Musharraf the "dam" which contained the various forces now unleashed in Pakistan (meaning that allowing his government to rupture has released the floodwaters) ...
Or was he the "termite" whose government undermined all the various civil society forces that would otherwise have proven to serve as a firm foundation for a democratic or democratic-leaning government?
The Obama team, when in the Senate, argued the second. It is now interesting to see whether, in cultivating General Kiyani, they may move to the first answer.