posted on Feb, 13 2006 @ 10:24 PM
I'm not sure I'd call him a good man, but he's certainly our man, and to be honest, that's good enough for now, although it can't last
Pakistan is at risk of coming apart at the seems. They've shown a little improvement over the last few years, but their infrastructure is still shot,
they still can't control the Western provinces (they never really could as far as I know). Above all, they've still got a coupster who is
unmistakably on America's strings running the show, and every time we do anything that upsets the Pakistanis, it makes things harder on him.
It is entirely possible that Pakistan could succomb to revolution if Musharaff doesn't play his cards right at every turn. He can't trust the ISI,
he can't trust his neighbors, he can't trust some of his own citizens in the West, and none of the above can trust him.
It is possible that he'll wake up dead someday, and that may or may not be the beginning of an Islamic government. The question in my mind is, are
the US and India prepared for such an event, and what is the plan? Can we ride out a revolution in a nuclear nation which does not yet have direct
deterence against us? Do we hit their weapons? Find some way to disable them? Rely on MAD?