Condi Loves Them Military Dictatorships /Democracies

From Holden:

Your Secretary of State is in Pakistan.

The top U.S. diplomat gave no indication that she pressed President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a 1999 coup, about giving up his control of the armed forces, a longstanding U.S. demand.

Asked about Musharraf’s status, Rice declined to answer, focusing instead on the country’s move toward reform. “We talked about Pakistan’s international development and the need for a democratic path … toward elections in 2007,” Rice said.