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How Far Will Bush Let Musharraf Go?

Paddy: It's not tyranny, repression or fascism when it's your friends, is it George?
 
 
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This post, written by Paddy, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog

"What exactly would it take for the president to conclude Musharraf has crossed the line? Suspend the constitution? Impose emergency law? Beat and jail his political opponents and human rights activists? He's already done all that. If the president sees Musharraf as a democrat, he must be wearing the same glasses he had on when he looked in Vladimir Putin's soul."

-- Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), quoted by the Washington Post.

At least someone is speaking out-

Commonwealth suspends Pakistan

KAMPALA (AFP) - A Commonwealth ministerial committee Thursday decided to suspend Pakistan from the 53-nation bloc pending the return of the rule of law following the imposition of emergency earlier this month.

"CMAG suspended Pakistan forthwith from the councils of the Commonwealth, pending the restoration of democracy and the rule of law in that country," according to a statement read by Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon.

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Paddy is a regular contributor to Cliff Schecter.com .

 
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