Musharraf

Captain Ed is getting worried that Musharraf may be gone soon and what that will mean for us.
His military refused orders leading some to fear his time in power isn’t going to be for long.

That will be a problem for the US. Pakistan has a natural affiliation with al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The nation was founded by Muslim separatists and has usually had sympathies for like-minded groups. Musharraf himself allied with Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar before the 9/11 attacks, a very popular position in Pakistan, and only moved away from that alliance under threat of American attack.

A return to that policy under new leadership would be disastrous to the war effort.

Plus there is the nukes and all.

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