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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Spreading Democracy?

Nawaz Sharif, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan has written in his biography that Musharraf was planning a nuclear attack on India during Kargil. What is more interesting is, Sharif was told this by Clinton during the meeting after which Sharif called off troops from Kargil.

So the Americans have been supporting and feeding for the past 5 years, a dictator who they KNOW during his Army Chief days was planning a nuclear strike against a democratic country.

This is why the American talk of spreading democracy makes me sick. Go to war against Iraq, Iran or whoever. I don't care. I am not one of those Indians so ignorant about the problems in their country that they go borrowing angst from the Iraqis and Iranians and then spill on to the streets.

But using democracy and freedom as excuses for the wars is just plain and simple bull faeces.