The winning parties in Monday’s democratic elections in Pakistan announced that they want to negotiate with the terrorists:
From FOX News Special Report.
The American Left sure hated Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. And, after the Monday’s elections they no doubt rejoiced in seeing his powers diminished in Pakistan, a country where 10,000 refugees have fled to Afghanistan of all places to get away from the killing. John F. Kerry and Joe Biden said the elections went swell although over 14 people died in election day violence. John Kerry even said that he liked the graceful way that Musharraf accepted defeat- something he was never very good at himself.
But, just like in the past when the Left tossed a pro-American strong man to the side, the world is now looking at a new and very dangerous situation in nuclear Pakistan. The opposition is already calling for President Musharraf to step down. There is no guarantee that the next government will be as friendly with the United States. There is no guarantee that the next government will be as strong an ally in the War on Terror. Already the opposition is talking about holding negotiations with the terrorists. There’s nothing like bargaining with terrorists to make the world safe! It didn’t seem to work too well for Spain or the UN in Lebanon.
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The leaders of the winning parties that took the democratic elections this week in Pakistan may not be the answer to the country’s escalating violence. One leader, Benazir Bhutto’s husband Asif Ali Zardawi of the PPP is a crook who is accused of stashing 60 million Swiss francs ($55 million) in the Alpine country. The other party leader Nawaz Sharif from the PML (N) wanted to impose Sharia law on Pakistan when he was prime minister and has reportedly met with Osama bin Laden on several occations.
The road ahead looks rocky for Pakistan.
On the other hand… Amir Taheri at The Wall Street Journal reported that the real losers in the election on Monday were the Islamist parties.