Power Grab in Pakistan : Blog Of The Nation WIth the crisis in Pakistan since President Musharraf declared emergency rule, should the United States cut off funding?
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Power Grab in Pakistan

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We had a show planned for today that you'll have to wait until tomorrow to hear, because Pakistan imploded over the weekend: President Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency and locked down the country. The U.S. threatened to cut off aid, but that's a can of worms in itself. Remember, the U.S. needs Pakistan in the war on terror (Iran's just not a viable route to Afghanistan), and there's always that added bit of headache (read: possible HUGE disaster)... Pakistan has nuclear bombs. If you picked up a newspaper or logged onto your computer in the last couple of days, you already what a mess this is. So today, we'll talk about options... what can the United States do to reign in Musharraf? Should Washington cut off aid?