Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Without the toppling of the Taliban, Pakistan never would have taken the course it has since September 11th. Collusion would have contintued with the Taliban, al-Qaeda and the ISI. The border between them would have remained non-existent for the land-locked Afghanistan and thousands of Pakistanis still would be training for Jihad in Kashmir and other parts of the world. But along with this politcal shift has come a more ideological shift. Pakistanis here in America are calling for a more active role in the reformation of the country. Musharraf has been making some very bold moves that could well lead to a more representative and open country (with a little backsliding now and then).

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