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US Is Better Off Without Musharraf

Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's ambassador to the US | August 22, 2008

Musharraf's resignation as president allows the country to move toward full democracy and this process should not be seen as a threat in Washington. ++ With Musharraf's exit the "war against terror will in fact be pursued with much more vigor and much less political manipulation" and anti-Americanism among the Pakistani population is likely to decline. ++ Now, US-Pakistani relations have the opportunity to turn into a much more durable and stable alliance between the both contries as nations sharing democratic values and economic interests.



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