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Musharraf Prepared To Return To Power

From an interview with Al Jazeera’s lickspittle lackey, Sir David Frost, via the UK’s Telegraph:

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf offers to return to power in Pakistan

By Con Coughlin
23 Apr 2009

In a rare interview since being forced to resign from office last year, Mr Musharraf, said he would consider serving a second term as Pakistan’s president if he felt he could make a valuable contribution.

"If Pakistan is in a nosedive, or about to self-destruct, if I can contribute something to rectify the situation, certainly I will. My life is for Pakistan," he said. "I still believe that Pakistan comes first." …

[Mr. Musharraf] was forced to resign last August after helping the country’s successful transition to democracy, and has successfully resisted attempts by the civilian government to prosecute him for violating the constitution during his presidency…

But since stepping down Mr Musharraf said he had become "despondent" about what was happening in Pakistan, particularly now the Taliban has been allowed to introduce Sharia law to the Swat valley, which was previously controlled by Islamabad.

The former Pakistani dictator said "terrorism and extremism" were the biggest threat to Pakistan’s future, and he was opposed to the deal the government of President Ali Asif Zardari had struck with the Taliban allowing it to control the Swat valley. "Denying the constitution of Pakistan, and bringing in laws which are different from Pakistan, must not be allowed," he said. "We don’t want that kind of Islam in Pakistan. We don’t want Talibanisation in Pakistan."

And he warned that there was a "trust deficit" developing between Washington and Pakistan over how best to tackle Islamist militant groups. "The worst part of the whole situation is that there is a trust deficit between the U.S. and Pakistan’s intelligence service (ISI) and in many quarters against the army. Now that is a very serious situation which never previously existed.

"These are the two institutions which are the guarantors of stability in Pakistan. If anything has to be repaired, it has to be this trust deficit. Otherwise the two elements which are critical to fighting terrorism and extremism will be demoralised and not get the support they deserve." …

Mr Musharraf said he had no regrets about allying Pakistan with Washington following the September 11 attacks. "It was the right decision from Pakistan’s point of view."

We and Pakistan could do a lot worse.

Of course this would come as a tremendous blow to Mr. Obama and especially Mrs. Clinton.

After all the current crooked, incompetent and fraudulently installed Prime Minister, Mr. Zardari, is the widower of her best friend forever, Mrs. Bhutto.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 24th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Musharraf Prepared To Return To Power”

  1. pdsand says:

    This could be great, if Musharraf comes back, perhaps Bush could come back too. And maybe Tony Blair?

  2. proreason says:

    From 9/11 until his overthrow, I thought Musharraf was the most important person in the world, and I include Dubya in that assessment..

    His return might give us a few more years of relative peace.

  3. canary says:

    It would not surprise me if Bhutto’s husband had her offed. And now we see why Bush and Rice tried to keep him in office as long as possible. It explains why the obomies did not care for any advice from Rice.

    The Taliban are taking over more each day. They are getting closer and closer to Pakistans nuclear weapons. America, Isreal, and Iraq will be their priority targets, if this were to happen, Iran will join in.

    And the worst president in U.S. history is busy threatening to battle the banks over college loan control.

  4. proreason says:

    Mark Steyn, genius, issues another wake-up call to the world in his inimitable way:

    In Pakistan, a great jewel is within the barbarians’ reach, the first of many. At the U.N., the Islamic bloc’s proscriptions on free speech will make it harder even to talk about these issues. In much of the West, demographic decay means the good times are never coming back: Recession is permanent.

    Hey, what’s the big deal? Britain and France have been on the geopolitical downward slope for most of the last century and life still seems pretty agreeable. Well, yes. But that’s in part because, when a fading Britannia handed the baton to the new U.S. superpower, it was one of the least disruptive transfers of global dominance in human history. In the “post-American era,” to whom does the baton get passed now?

    Since January, President Obama and his team have schmoozed, ineffectively, American enemies over allies in almost every corner of the globe. If you’re, say, India, following Obama’s apology tour even as you watch the Taliban advancing on those Pakistani nukes, would you want to bet the future on American resolve? In Delhi, in Tokyo, in Prague, in Tel Aviv, in Bogota, they’ve looked at these first 100 days and drawn their own conclusions.


    I’m trying to stay upbeat because I know America is going to wake-up from this nightmare.

    But Mark is right. It could be too late already.

    • JohnMG says:

      I’ve been telling anyone who would listen this very thing for the last twenty years. The only reason the rest of the world can carry on as they do is because we exist as we do. When we are crippled in any fashion the rest of the world suffers proportionally. Europe probably never imagined it would come to this, but guess what, neither did a bunch of fools in this country. In fact some of them still can’t see it.

  5. joeblough says:

    Mooshie can be a mixed bag, but he’s the best thing the world has going in that particular patch of hell.

    I hope he does come back.

    Besides, it will be fun to watch B.O. squirm.

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