Lesser of two evils
Gen Musharraf is on yet another ‘first ever visit by a Pakistani head-of-state’, this time to Australia and New Zealand. Greg Sheridan of The Australian (via Rajeev Srinivasan’s blog) has some very astute observations to make on this.
What is he doing in Australia? The only logical explanation is that Pakistan is obsessed with India and tends to make an effort wherever it sees India doing well. And the Australia-India relationship has been growing in leaps and bounds.
While it’s sensible to encourage Musharraf in the right direction, the Australian system should not make any false equations between a semi-rogue nation retreating from the brink, such as Pakistan, and Asia’s largest democracy in India. [Greg Sheridan via Shadow Warrior]