Taliban forces advancing in Pakistan


According to an alarming report in the Times of India, Pakistan is fast losing territory to the pro-Taliban rebel group, the Movement for Enforcement of Islamic Laws--and not just in the tribal mountainous region, but in settled areas of Pakistan just a few hours drive from Islamabad. Is this a time to be lecturing the Pakistanis about democracy?

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Musharraf is on his own here. If he wants to put the revolt down, he has to use the national army and the army doesn't especially want to do it. They took the worst of it in their last two confrontations with TNSM (1994 and 2001) and they're not looking for a third