Read’ems

If anyone missed the NY Times scoop on the Bush Administration’s failures concerning the hunt for bin Laden and our Pakistan policy, it’s a must read. To summarize, between Bush’s over-reliance on former Pakistani President Musharraf to remove al-Qa’ida from his country’s soil,...

PPP Opts For “Dynasty-Based” Succession; Bilawal, Zardari To Lead Party

Benazir Bhutto’s widower, Asif Ali Zardari, has been named as her successor to the Pakistan People’s Party leadership; Zardari subsequently appointed their 19 year old son, Bilawal, as party chairperson. According to Bloomberg, Zardai and Bilawal will run the party as “co-chairpersons”, with BBC News...

Pakistan Update: Of Gunfire, Grassy Knolls and Bumped Heads

The word of the day is ‘conspiracy’. As in ‘conspiracy theories’. Consider the waters thoroughly muddied: An elusive Taliban leader with links to Al Qaeda is emerging as the key suspect in Thursday’s assassination of Benazir Bhutto, killed as she campaigned for a third term as...

Sunday Humor: Too True to be Funny?

From Andy Borowitz’ The Borowitz Report: In what he described as “an emergency mission to help a key ally in the war on terror,” President George W. Bush flew to Islamabad today to give General Pervez Musharraf tips on how to eliminate democracy. Mr. Bush said he scheduled the trip just hours after...

Martial Law Lite?

Shorter Ali Eterez: “Military dictators do tend to make the trains run on time, don’t they?”* *headdesk* Cernig casually pushes a butterknife through the steaming, still-soft bullshit here (updating and correcting Libby’s initial post) and here, speculating that Musharraf’s...