Musharraf Resigns

Was never a matter of ‘if’, but, rather, when: Speaking on television from his presidential office here at 1 p.m., Mr. Musharraf, dressed in a gray suit and tie, said that after consulting with his aides, “I have decided to resign today.” He said he was putting national interest above “personal...

Despicable Musharraf Plays “Blame the Victim”

In a stunning statement that echoes the antiquated notion of blaming women for being raped depending upon how they are dressed, Pakistan’s head of the oligarchical ruling party, Pervez Musharraf, claims “only” Benazir Bhutto is to blame for hear violent assasination.   Here’s...

Pakistan Update: “This Grotesque Feudal Charade”

The Election Commission has postponed general elections, originally scheduled for January the 8th. Elections are now scheduled to be held on February the 18th, much to the chagrin of opposition leaders: “It is risky,” said one Western diplomat, who would speak only anonymously, following diplomatic...

Democracy Murdered in Pakistan

As everyone knows by now, Benazir Bhutto was tragically assasinated in Pakistan today.  Despite the efforts of Pervez Musharaff and his ruling party to game the upcoming January election, Bhutto stood an excellent chance of winning any fair count of the vote. The American right is desperately spinning to...

Here We Go Again

No, we don’t seem to learn: There’s can be no bones made about it, Pakistan is looking to be a serious spot of trouble on the Eastern edge of the Muslim world. Known to have nuclear weapons, the country was cast into complete turmoil following President Pervez Musharraf’s descent into...

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