Monday, August 18, 2008

Musharraf Resigns

Oh if we, in the US, could have only been so lucky!

Reuters is reporting:

" Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf quit office on Monday to avoid impeachment charges, nearly nine years after the key U.S. ally in its campaign against terrorism took power in a coup.

Speculation the former army chief would resign had mounted since the fractious coalition government, led by the party of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, said this month it planned to impeach him.

Critics say Musharraf suffered from a "savior complex" and believed he was indispensable. He promised to return Pakistan to democracy, but opponents say he stifled political freedom.

A 2002 general election was widely seen as rigged.

As challenges mounted, Musharraf reverted to autocratic ways. His downfall will be traced back to March 9, 2007, when he tried to force Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to resign"

Pakistan's Musharraf resigns

Does any of this have a familiar ring? Don't All Answer at Once Now.

Maybe now we can find Osama Bin Laden. Could it happen before November?


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