18 December 2009

Democracy... wouldn't it be nice?

An altercation ensued, but the country’s top civilian defence official was told by the police and soldiers that they take orders from senior generals and judges, not government ministers.

There is lot more to these machinations than meets the eye and the stakes are very high for Canada, the U.S. and the rest of the West.

Although the generally pro-Taliban Pakistani media has defined the NRO debate as being about corruption, it is really about the military and intelligence services refusing to accept civilian control.