New America Media: Insisting on Elections in Pakistan is Not Enough

NEW YORK – Most of the reactions to the imposition of martial law in Pakistan have emphasized the importance, above all else, of making sure that the elections scheduled for January stay on track. Now Pervez Musharraf has announced he will hold parliamentary elections by February 15. Will his critics now breathe a sigh of relief, celebrate the “restoration of Pakistan’s progress towards democracy,” and move on?

If so, then all of these Western critics will have been hoodwinked, and Musharraf will have achieved a near-complete victory.

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