Pat Buchanan notices that there’s less chest-pounding about forcibly installing democracy in the Middle East since Pakistan abandoned democracy:
“Inaction at this moment is suicide for Pakistan, and I cannot allow the country to commit suicide.”
Thus did President Gen. Pervez Musharraf declare a state of emergency and invoke martial law.
The Supreme Court has been dismissed, the chief justice put under house arrest. A thousand lawyers and political opponents have been incarcerated. Human rights organizations have been shut down. Independent news media have been silenced.
It’s not merely democracy that is a sham, democracy’s self-styled defenders are and always will be frauds. They don’t actually believe in allowing the will of the people to rule any more than Louis the Sun King did.