Pakistan has a military dictator who came to power in a coup, Iran has a democratically elected President. Pakistan has nuclear weapons, Iran may be acquiring the “knowledge” of nuclear, but according to El Baradei (UN’s nuclear inspector) there is no evidence of nuclear bombs. Pakistan supported the Taliban and currently harbors Bin Laden, Iran was openly hostile to the Taliban. America supports Pakistan and wants to bomb Iran “back to the stone age. WTF?
The leader of Pakistan is the president and the leader of Iran is not.
Iran has oil. Pakistan doesn’t. Iran does not do what the USA tells it to do. Pakistan does.
So what’s the reason for us treating these two countries differently? Is it purely because of the puppet dynamic or is Iran really more dangerous than Pakistan?
Should we be more concerned about Pakistan (and their existing nuclear weapons) falling into the hands of radical Muslims than of Iran getting some in the future? Isn’t that a major concern if Musharraf were to lose power?