With recent events in Pak, I can't help but be reminded of the example of
the Shah of Iran. The devil you know vs. the devil you don't.
There are parallels. In my humblest of opinions, I think it is the
last remnant of royalty that we still consider the man to be the
nation. We haven't been dealing with the people of Pakistan, we've
been dealing with the current coupmaster who is oppressing them.
While we may believe that this dictator is better than unknown
alternates but the very concept is an enabler for dictators! We, the
leading purveyor of democracy, are enabling dictatorships in the name
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