Wednesday, June 27, 2007

many big rivers to cross

The Bangladesh experiment is entering a crucial phase. Probably the next 6 months will determine whether it is one of the few (perhaps the only) country apart from Turkey to return to full and unfettered democracy within two years of a military intervention, writes former US ambassador to Bangladesh William Milam.
"I found no quarrel across civil society with the view that the army had no alternative but to intervene on January 11, if civil strife, bloodshed, martial law were to be avoided," Milam, currently at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC, writes in Pakistan newspaper Daily Times.
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