Comments on: Pakistan: Can America square the circle? http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mac Millen http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/comment-page-1/#comment-2024 Mon, 28 Jul 2008 05:44:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/#comment-2024 Pakistan day by day going toward donfall due to the non voilence and non democracy.
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By: asif http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/comment-page-1/#comment-2018 Sun, 27 Jul 2008 14:45:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/#comment-2018 I am also agree that The election of Obama as the next President of the USA is the best possible solution to the problems of both Pakistan as well as the USA.

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By: John Cena http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/comment-page-1/#comment-2013 Sun, 27 Jul 2008 05:41:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/#comment-2013 Pakistan never may develop till there is no democracy.
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By: Hassan Abbas http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/comment-page-1/#comment-54 Sun, 24 Feb 2008 06:46:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/#comment-54 The election of Obama as the next President of the USA is the best possible solution to the problems of both Pakistan as well as the USA.Not only has he said what you quote above in this article,we in Pakistan know that he previously also stated that should terrorists be identified within Pakistan territory and US troops needed to take action against them he would not hesitate to so order.
Here is a guy who is truthful and is playing no games.We in Pakistan can live joyfully with the like of him.No double speak and therefore no contradictions.
This is exactly what the late Shaheed Benazir Bhutto also agreed with.And now Zardari has clarified the matter further by stating that the war against terror is misconcieved as a war of the west;infact it is our own war because we are the biggest sufferers of it,s effects resulting from the ever increasing bomb blasts in our cities.A message general Musharaff could never sell to the people.Obama is indeed right.A, democratic Pakistan will make “a better ally in the fight against terror and extremism.”
As for the removal of Musharraf ,it become an issue only after the sacking of the judiciary. Now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no way the people will accept any government which supports Musharaffs continued stay as President-till the judiciary is restored.
Hopefully after that a way out of the current impasse would be possible.

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By: M Dawood http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/comment-page-1/#comment-45 Wed, 20 Feb 2008 17:51:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/02/20/pakistan-can-america-square-the-circle/#comment-45 Firstly sideline Musharaf and get the democratic government onboard. It has been US’s foolish perception of Musharaf, who has been foul playing the US with double standards. His so called army orchestrates these chaotic and disturbing situations that make the West realize their need. US should only work with the new government to cater their goal and not the army. It has worked with the same people in the past, so it shouldn’t not be difficult at all. The new elected government through dialogues will have a much better success rate when talking to tribal groups in convincing them to drop their support and harboring of extremists in the region. Using force is not always the best option although may be need for isolated situations. If that’s the case, military backing is needed to a poorly equipped and trained Pakistan army. I even favor targeted strikes inside Pakistan as long as the source of information is credible, Pakistan government is in the loop and US is willing to take responsibility for errors if any. For long-term, injecting money at the same time in development projects like schools, roads, clean water etc. will bring in positive results and a change in people’s ideology.

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