Friday, 23 November 2007

Bush Defends Pakistan's Gen. Musharraf

President General Pervez Musharraf suspends the Pakistani constitution three times, cancels/postpones elections, silences independent media, puts all of his political opposition in jail or places them under house arrest and President Bush says Musharraf "truly is somebody who believes in democracy"

Okay, what gives? Is it me or does this make no sense whatsoever? I am not normally a conspiracy theory buff but maybe had it right after all and Musharraf is a test case for Bush.

According to the Washington Post:

Several outside analysts and a key Democratic lawmaker expressed incredulity over Bush's comments and called them a sign of how personally invested the president has become in the U.S. relationship with Musharraf.

"What exactly would it take for the president to conclude Musharraf has crossed the line? Suspend the constitution? Impose emergency law? Beat and jail his political opponents and human rights activists?" asked Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a presidential candidate. "He's already done all that. If the president sees Musharraf as a democrat, he must be wearing the same glasses he had on when he looked in Vladimir Putin's soul."

All I can say is good luck America, I know that Bush isn't the brightest bulb in the tree but he (or his handlers) were smart enough to get a law passed that enables the U.S. president the same powers that Musharraf is exercising right now.

Washington Post: Bush More Empathic In Backing Musharraf

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