Terror in Pakistan
Do we want Pakistan to commit suicide? Could it be that President Musharraf is more straightforward about his war on terrorists (groups of people) than are we in our War on Terror (a war tactic)? Internet searches of print media indicate there is strong Saudi Wahabi support of al Qaeda and the Taliban in the operation of mosques and madrassas in Pakistan, and in terrorist activities in the region.
History tells us that, in Gaza, adoption of the democratic election process put the terrorists in power; and in Tunisia the same thing nearly happened, until the democratic election process was suspended.
Why, then, do we tell President Musharraf he should not declare martial law or postpone elections, and that he — unlike our president — cannot be both the leader of his country and its military commander-in-chief? Might it be appropriate for our president to pressure the House of Saud to restrain its Wahabi terrorists? Francis Baker Warrenton, Virginia