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Opponents Move to Impeach Musharraf

From the terrorist mouthpiece, the New York Times:

Coalition in Pakistan Moves to Impeach Musharraf

By JANE PERLEZ
Published: August 7, 2008

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s usually fractious coalition government moved decisively for the first time on Thursday to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, who has been an important American ally in the campaign against terror but who has largely been pushed to the sidelines since his party lost elections in February.

“It has become imperative to move for impeachment against General Musharraf,” said Asif Ali Zardari, the head of the Pakistan Peoples Party, standing beside Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, at a noisy news conference…

By calling for the vote, they were essentially giving the president an opportunity to step down gracefully before having to confront impeachment proceedings…

Meanwhile, as the impeachment proceedings have appeared increasingly likely, Mr. Musharraf has mobilized his political forces to consider his choices, spending three hours Thursday with his constitutional lawyer, Sharifuddin Pirzada…

The most logical pocket of support for Mr. Musharraf remains the Pakistani Army, which he headed from October 1999 until last November.

His successor as military chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, has repeatedly indicated in the last few months that the army would stay out of politics, a relatively rare phenomenon in a country where the military has ruled for more than half of its 61 years of independence. Mr. Musharraf’s insistence on holding both the main civilian and military leadership posts was a central point to the opposition that built against him in recent years, and he finally relinquished the military post after being reelected to the presidency late last year…

A key question for the coalition government is whether it has the votes in Parliament to sustain an impeachment move, which in essence is a two-step procedure. To pass an impeachment resolution, the coalition needs half of the members of either the upper or lower house of the Parliament, Mr. Sattar said.

But to go to the next step and remove Mr. Musharraf from office on the basis of a series of charges, the coalition needs two thirds of the votes in a joint session of the Senate and the National Assembly, he said.

The coalition forces insisted that they had enough votes…

Obviously these Pakistanis have been inspired by the Democrats in our Congress.

Oh, and never mind that Mr. Musharraf was recently re-elected in a landslide.

But this has been the plan of the terrorists and their allies in the media (which is to say, the media) all along.

Hence the deification of the Taliban-supporting Benzir Bhutto.

The terrorist-loving left and their media minions could lose us the war yet. They certainly will never stop trying.

But what has Mr. Obama said about this? Is it another problem a tire gauge can fix?

Or is he ready to go back to his old plan of just bombing Pakistan?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, August 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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