Iran more democratic, liberal than Pakistan? Not by a long shot!

via www.dailystar.com.lb

This is reference to the article by Richard Bulliet “Worry about Pakistan, not Iran.” Having lived in and loved both Pakistan and Iran, I can safely say that some of the writers assertions were based on blatant untruths, concocted deliberately to defame Pakistan. It seems to me that the only political pawn for people like Bulliet here is Pakistan, not Iran.

Bulliet claims that Iran is a “modern country” with a “liberal population” and is closer to a “functioning democracy” while “Pakistan teeters on the edge of becoming a failed state.” This claim is laughable and shows that Bulliet has never set foot in either …