Just a reminder that nearly all the democracies that we support in the Islamic world happen to actually be dictatorships. Pervez Musharaf, Pakistan’s self-appointed military leader, has just suspended the constitution and invoked martial law because his Supreme Court won’t let him declare himself president for life. You can read about the pro-democracy activists our man in Pakistan (who recieves about 150 million a month in US aid) is rounding up and jailing absent habeus corpus here. Watch in slow motion as Condoleeza Rice decides whether to suspend aid to the country.
Just so the next time some pundit or the president wonders aloud, “why they hate us” you might have a pithy answer to yell at the tee vee.