Democracy would give Bin Laden a free hand in Pakistan American officials say. Haleluya, Democracy is not a political panacea afterall!



In Washington, officials acknowledged that they were trying to balance the American insistence that Pakistan remain on the path to democracy and General Musharraf?s unwillingness to risk chaos that would allow Osama bin Laden and his deputies to operate more freely and embolden the Taliban.

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