I am linking two stories by Jonathan S. Landay and Warren P. Strobel, of the McClatchy Washington DC News Bureau. One was written on March 20, 2008, and the other on February 20, 2008. One is about Iran and the other concerns Iran. No one is concerned about trying to disarm Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, enforce economic sanctions against them, even though they are much more of a potential threat in that region than Iran. We are attempting to usurp the results of a democratic election by the Pakistani citizens, and support a despotic tyrant, whom the people clearly do not want. And, how do we wish to accomplish this? By not "..not press to reinstate the judges whom Musharraf ousted last year, ...<snip> ... If reinstated, the jurists likely would try to remove Musharraf from office. So much for America's mission to spread democracy to that region. Yet, we are ready to go to war against Iran for the possibility they someday might attempt to build a nuclear device. The difference between the two countries (Iran and Pakistan) is that Musharraf is a US stooge and Ahmadinejad is not. Musharraf is a despot, just like SH. As a general in the Pakistani Army, he came to power by Military coup d'état. Any, and all opposition was murdered, incarcerated or fled the Country (Bhutto for example - who's father was killed, she then fled the country, was confined to house arrest upon her return, only to be later murdered). Pakistan's prisons are bursting at the seams with political prisoners. Many are never seen again. Yet, not only does Bush support this tyrant, we are inserting our will into the proven will of the Pakistani people. How fast can we make new enemies? And yet, we are willing to perform a preemptive attack against Iran. If America is ever going to re-gain the world's respect, we are going to have to quit making stupid foreign policy decision like this. We have been doing it for far too long. It did not start with Bush, although he has certainly 'raised the bar'. Noam Chomsky has written, and lectured, extensively about this. . .