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    This page contains excerpts from government reports, signed by elected officials.

04-911-02 on Mar 23, 2004

Decided Jul 22, 2004
Report: the 9/11 Commission Report
Source: The 9/11 Commission Report, p.369
In an extraordinary public essay asking how Muslims can “drag ourselves out of the pit we find ourselves in, to raise ourselves up,” Musharraf has called for a strategy of “enlightened moderation.”
  • The Muslim world, he said, should shun militancy and extremism; the West—and the United States in particular—should seek to resolve disputes with justice and help better the Muslim world.
  • Having come close to war in 2002 and 2003, Pakistan and India have recently made significant progress in peacefully discussing their longstanding differences. The United States has been and should remain a key supporter of that process.
  • The constant refrain of Pakistanis is that the United States long treated them as allies of convenience. As the United States makes fresh commitments now, it should make promises it is prepared to keep, for years to come.
    Recommendation: If Musharraf stands for enlightened moderation in a fight for his life and for the life of his country, the United States should be willing to make hard choices too, and make the difficult long-term commitment to the future of Pakistan. Sustaining the current scale of aid to Pakistan, the United States should support Pakistan’s government in its struggle against extremists with a comprehensive effort that extends from military aid to support for better education, so long as Pakistan’s leaders remain willing to make difficult choices of their own.


    • Topic: Foreign Policy
    • Headline: Make a long-term commitment to supporting Pakistan

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    Democrats participating in 04-911-02

    Lee Hamilton s1sIndiana Democrat (Until 2004) 
    Bob Kerrey s1sNE Democratic Challenger (previously Senator) 
    Tim Roemer s1sIndiana Democrat 



    Republicans participating in 04-911-02

    Slade Gorton s1sWA Republican Senator (Former) 
    Thomas Kean s1sNJ Former Republican Governor (1982-1989) 
    James Thompson s1sIL Former Republican Governor (1977-1990) 



    Independents participating in 04-911-02



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 3
    Republicans: 3
    Independents: 0


















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