posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 11:46 PM
The real motivation for Musharraf's declared emergency is not to defend the country against "Islamic extremists," as he claims, but to maintain
Musharraf in power. He acted to prevent public protests that lawyers and political parties were organizing. And his scheme is working. Musharraf's
new brand-new, hand-picked Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Musharraf can remain in power for five more years.
Meanwhile, the Bush Administration is scurrying around in damage control mode. Musharraf's actions would be very embarrassing for Bush -- if Bush
were the type of guy to get embarrassed. After all, Bush has been claiming for the past several years that he wants to spread democracy throughout the
Islamic world. Somehow, Musharraf's declared state of emergency, followed by mass arrests of his political opponents, doesn't seem very
Musharraf pretty much said "It's mine, try and take it!" which pretty much says to Bush "Yeah, democracy is a good idea and all, but, I like
things the way they are, thanks though."
Why do we try so hard? We can't make
Musharraf give over and he keeps taking our money and making promises. His territory is a HUGE part of
the War on Terror and he is our liason for that area. What do we do to get this guy on the ball?