Friday, September 22, 2006

Musharraf Schooling Bush?

Bush plays the middle man not nearly as well as the fool. Scrambling to divorce himself from Richard Armitage’s threat to bomb Pakistan back to the Stone Ages, President Bush works hard to conceal his Flintstone ancestry. But what’s the real reason for the Pakistani President’s visit? Why is Pervez Musharraf meeting with our nation’s CEO? The news may have a clue.

Musharraf seized power in a 1999 coup. Instead of giving up his military uniform in 2004 as promised, he changed the constitution so he could hold both his army post and the presidency until 2007.

Might the Thai coup have given Bush some thoughts on undertaking a similar strategy? And who better to school the President than a long toothed coup taker? The problem might arise from Bush never have been a good student. Will he do any better now?

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