Democracy Comes to Pakistan

The Guardian reports:

Pakistan is to impose Islamic law in a vast region of the north-west called Malakand in an attempt to placate extremists, even as President Asif Zardari warns that they are “trying to take over the state”.

Pakistani Taliban militants who are in control of the Swat valley in the region announced a ceasefire tonight, reacting to the government’s agreement to bring in sharia courts.[…]

In an interview broadcast today by the US television channel CBS, Zardari admitted that the future of Pakistan was in grave danger from the Taliban, who are present in “huge parts” of the country.

Hey, gotta give the people what they want, ain’t it what democracy is all about? That, and massive American aid is probably already on its way too.

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