Saturday, November 03, 2007

Musharraf Declares Emergency Rule

When is Pakistan not in a state of emergency? Wake me up when Musharraf declares peace and stability.

The Pakistani leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, declared a state of emergency on Saturday night, suspending the country’s Constitution, firing the chief justice of the Supreme Court and filling the streets of this capital city with police officers.

Wow, the declaration of emergency sounds like an emergency in itself. Revoking all constitutional rights, firing the chief justice? Sounds like Mushie has everything under control over there.

The move appeared to be an effort by General Musharraf to reassert his fading power in the face of growing opposition from the country’s Supreme Court, political parties and hard-line Islamists. Pakistan’s Supreme Court had been expected to rule within days on the legality of General Musharraf’s re-election last month as the country’s president.

We're never going to get bin Laden.

The emergency act, which analysts and opposition leaders said was more a declaration of martial law, also boldly defied the Bush administration, which had repeatedly urged General Musharraf to avoid such a path and instead move toward democracy.

The world is a toilet. Pakistan is the sewer.


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