Tag Archives: Pakistan

Overestimating the threat and our power

On Friday, Obama tried to sell America on his plans for escalating the war in Pakganistan. Obama says the “if the Afghan government falls to the Taliban, or allows al-Qaida to go unchallenged — that country will again be a base for terrorists who want to kill as many of our people as they possibly […]

The Obama Fallacy

“There’s a mighty big difference between good, sound reasons and reasons that sound good” — Burton Hillis Super Tuesday was an important day in the ongoing charade — namely, the one that’s sometimes laughingly referred to as an election. Voters — those who bothered to show up — chose between pre-approved candidates, none of whom will […]

A lesson in democracy from Musharraf?

I never thought I would be saying this, but a small “Thank You” to Pervez Musharraf. “You have taken centuries in reaching wherever you have come,” Musharraf said. “Allow us time for going for the values that you have established for yourselves.” There are some severe problems in Pakistan in regards to human rights that […]