The terrorist attack on the former prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, clearly shows that the current policy in this region needs scrutiny. Pakistan has played a delicate game of supporting the U.S. and fighting the extremist political and tribal militants. Daniel Pearl’s beheading and Bhutto’s death are examples of the ideology that still exists there.
The U.S. media have been blinded by the movement in Pakistan to establish a democracy. Unfortunately, that dream of a democracy must be postponed for now, as the risk of anarchy and an imminent nuclear danger exists. The extremists cannot participate in a democracy — they want to destroy it.
Now is the time for the U.S. to support a pragmatic approach of maintaining security and destroying al-Qaida and Taliban elements. The security of the world depends on it.