Seems once again we’ve hitched our wagon to a falling star. Our insistence on military might over the will of the people will eventually garner us a place along with other empires that lost their principles to greed and fear.
Supporting dictators only underscores our unwillingness to face the fact that our way isn’t always the best way. Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf refuses, not unlike others inside our own government, to even engage in dialog with anyone he perceives as a threat to his own power, dismissing them as terrorists or worse.
As long as we stay this course, there will be no victory and only countless dead, maimed and homeless left in our wake.