I have been following your forum for a while. I am in transition from N2I to Deen of Islam.
Our politicians certainly have let us down, but please, we should not encourage military dictators by attributing praise to them. However 'benevolent' or 'enlightened they are, they remain usurpers of power not rightfully theirs. The choice of the leaders belong to the people, and they alone should choose who leads them. We have to strengthen the system and not individuals. Remember, a wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf.