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Who Lost Pakistan?

For decades after the 1949 triumph of communist forces in the Middle Kingdom, a question haunted American politics: “Who Lost China?” Pakistan has been a U.S. ally since the mid-1970s and an imperfect democracy since the 1940s, writes PJM Xpress blogger Richard Miniter, and all presidents from Carter onward have tried to nurture its imperfect democracy. Now Pakistan seemed poised on the verge of civil war-and, if chaos comes, the Bush Administration will have no one to blame to itself.