Pakistan's ruling coalition teetered on the brink of collapse Saturday as the two main partners squabbled over a successor to ousted President Pervez Musharraf.
Former Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, who heads the junior partner in the coalition, demanded the dominant Pakistan People's Party slash the president's powers before he would support its candidate.
Pakistan's ruling coalition has just accomplished one of the most sane and honorable things they could have done: getting the dictator Musharraf to resign in the most peaceful way possible.
This political infighting could destroy all the possible gains from this action, and again invite another dictator from Pakistan's military to fill the void, as nature abhors a vacuum.
Let's hope it doesn't come to this.