Despot Diplomacy

RE "How to deal with dictators"[Aug. 6]: I was disappointed to read Peter Beinart's suggestion that bringing Benazir Bhutto back to power is the ideal way to solve mushrooming fundamentalism in Pakistan. It seems he has forgotten or is simply unaware of Bhutto's role in the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Her government was the first to recognize the Taliban regime after it took control of Kabul in 1996 and hailed its leaders as agents of peace in the region. Bhutto's secularism is no more sincere than that of General Pervez Musharraf or any other Pakistani leader.
Forogh Hakimzada,...

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