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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Stand by Our Man in Pakistan - By Anthony C. Zinni

As embattled Pakistani ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf increasingly becomes the target of political and personal attacks from all angles, Gen Anthony Zinni, former commander of the US Central Command, fears the United States may be alienating one of the nation's strongest allies in the war on terror. And though Zinni acknowledges that perfect allies don't exist, in this op-ed published in the Sept. 9, 2007, Washington Post, Zinni encourages the government and the media not to abandon Musharraf, and to recognize his contributions as a steadfast ally.

To read "Stand by Our Man in Pakistan," published by the Washington Post on Sept. 9, 2001 click on the heading

Anthony C. Zinni, a retired Marine general,

is the former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command. He is a distinguished military fellow at the World Security Institute.


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