Monday, November 05, 2007

Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf

President Bush urged President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan today to hold elections and give up his army post “as soon as possible”…

Bush Urges Pakistani Leader to Hold Elections
NYTimes/Nov 5, 2007

I spent most of today following the news from Pakistan. With the way the story is being presented here in the American media, one could only get the impression that
General Pervez Musharraf, although “our man”---presented as such, my experience suggests, in order to portray him as a puppet and to provide those playing the role of “leftists” and “democrats” yet another target) ---, is nevertheless a “dictator”, and the opposition to his “dictatorship” is mainly comprised of well-dressed, clean-shaven, civilized Pakistani lawyers!

Unless President Bush wants to make (yet another) mockery of the (supposed) war on Islamist terror, I very strongly suggest that he remember the consequences of precipitately holding early elections in Iraq and the type of “democracy” that led to! Unless of course the version of “democracy” the President envisions in the region is, or has always been, modeled after that of President Jimmy Carter.

In that case, he should indeed go ahead and force General Musharraf to hold elections. After all, heads of other states are too stupid to determine their own national interests.

See also:
Female Pakistani minister shot dead for 'breaking Islamic dress code'
"Zilla Huma Usman, the minister for social welfare in Punjab province and an ally of President Pervez Musharraf, was killed as she was about to deliver a speech to dozens of party activists, by a fanatic, who believed that she was dressed inappropriately and that women should not be involved in politics."


Anonymous twoshorties said...

I think your analysis of Pakistan's current state of unrest pretty much says it all about the Americans and their plan for Peace in the Middle East.

11:40 AM  

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