Monday, November 5, 2007

Picture of the Day 11/5

US ally General Musharraf of Pakistan has cracked down on dissent. He is limiting the opposition party, and has pushed off parliamentary elections. This puts the US in a terrible position. We flat out need Pakistan to defeat Al Qaeda as they stream across the Afghan boarder, and Musharraf, while imperfect to be sure, has proven a relatively moderate voice. The Bush Administration has said it will continue to supply billions in aid, but has called on the general to abandon his military post (which he said he would) and hold free and open elections (seems unlikely).

Above, the police clash with lawyers, whom are the main dissenters in Pakistani society.

And I thought passing the bar was tough.

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