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Musharraf Resigns – Media, Terrorists Win!

From a joyeux Agence France-Pressee:

Musharraf resigns as Pakistan president

by Masroor Gilani

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf resigned on Monday, bringing down the curtain on a turbulent nine years in power to avoid the first impeachment in the nuclear-armed nation’s history.

The key US ally, who seized power in a 1999 coup, announced the move in a lengthy televised address, rejecting the charges against him but saying he wanted to spare Pakistan a damaging battle with the ruling coalition.

The departure of the former general set off wild celebrations at home, yet it was far from certain what would come next for a nation whose role in the “war on terror” has been increasingly questioned by Washington.

“After viewing the situation and consulting legal advisers and political allies, with their advice I have decided to resign,” Musharraf, wearing a sober suit and tie, said near the end of his one-hour address.

“I leave my future in the hands of the people.”

Coalition leaders Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of slain ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, and Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by Musharraf in 1999, were shown shaking hands and smiling after his speech but gave no immediate reaction…

The president said he would give his formal resignation to the speaker of parliament later Monday. Senate chairman Mohammedmian Soomro will act as as caretaker president until an election, which is expected in the next few weeks…

Of course this is not only a stunning and utter victory for the Taliban and Al Qaeda, but also quite a feather in the cap of their allies in our media and the Democrats.

The rational among us will regret this day for a very long time.

“After the martyrdom of my mother I said that democracy was the best revenge — and today it was proved true,” said Bhutto’s 19-year-old son, Bilawal.

This is the preposterous situation in a nutshell.

Not only did Benazir Bhuto and her husband rob Pakistan blind, she also was instrumental in the rise of the Taliban. And still they killed her.

Yet her idiot son takes their side, and even blames their enemies for his mother’s death.

If Pakistan weren’t so vitally important to the war on terror it would be easy to laugh at what they are bringing upon themselves.

There really does seem to be something inherently defective in the minds of so many Muslims.

Anyway, we still wonder if this means that President Obama will bomb Pakistan — like he promised he would if Mr. Musharraf were overthrown.

Will our watchdog media even ask him?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 18th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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