Jon Stewart interviews Pervez Musharraf, the President of Pakistan on his show and the result was an intelligent, candid and humourous interview. The president’s thoughts and strategies about dealing with extremists in his neighbourhood sound more logical and coherent than what has been said about the situation in Iraq by President Bush. Though there is a big difference between Pakistan’s approach and the US’s approach and that is: Pakistan knows and understands the locals in its own areas and Afghanistan, while the US does not know nor understand the disparate groups in Iraq.
A quote by President Musharraf from the show:
No, we are not safer.
As I’ve expressed before, let’s hope for a more pragmatic and intelligent person in the White House in 2008.