Thursday, February 20, 2003

Pakistan factor vital to post-Iraq war calculations
"When the National Security Council does the worst-case analysis for a United States attack on Iraq, what do its members tell themselves about Pakistan? You know, the world's second-biggest Muslim country, the one with the nuclear weapons? Do they ever worry that the backlash against an American invasion of Iraq might include the overthrow of Pakistan's pro-Western ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, by Islamist officers in his own armed forces? Or are they so high on hubris and self-righteousness that they don't even consider that possibility?"

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