Thais Must Choose Ballots Over Bullets

For his Thai opponents, there is no military solution to the problem of Thaksin Shinawatra. Every time soldiers step up to restore order in the short run, they set back Thai democracy in the long run.
Thai soldiers after martial law was imposed in Bangkok. Photographer: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

It's time for Thailand to make a decision: the ballot or the bullet?

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