Monday, November 05, 2007

Political Rant -- Please Skip

This blog is usually just a conglomeration of stuff that amuses me for one reason or another. (Some would point out that I'm easily amused. I can't deny it.) I try to avoid politics, but now and then something political amuses me through its sheer outrageousness, like this new proof of the flowering of democracy in the Middle East, and I just can't resist.

Let me see if I have it straight about Pervez Musharraf:

1. Military dictator? Check. (Passes the duck test.)
2. Has weapons of mass destruction? Check. (Ask India if you don't believe me.)
3. Violates Human rights? Check. (Protesters and journalists beaten.)
4. Harbors terrorists? Check. (Osama's found safe harbor in Pakistan for ever so long.)

But not to worry: the State Department has sent a sternly worded letter saying that they'll be reviewing the millions of dollars in aid we're sending to Pakistan every single week.

I love the smell of democracy in the morning!

5 comments:

  1. Bill, can we get back to talking about newscaster-gaffs? Really: let's get back to priorities.

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  2. You're right. I apologize. But I did warn you to skip it.

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  3. But not to worry: the State Department has sent a sternly worded letter saying that they'll be reviewing the millions of dollars in aid we're sending to Pakistan every single week.

    And to show they mean business, the letter arrived with twenty-three cents postage due.

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  4. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Actually, I love the political stuff because it has made me crazy. I'm so worn out with hypocrites and bullshitters and war and wearing white after labor day.

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  5. Umm, we have send billions to Pakistan and the dictator declared martial law before the Supreme Court could say he had to leave office.

    "On Friday, both Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in Turkey for talks on Iraq, and Adm. William J. Fallon, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, had warned Musharraf not to impose emergency rule. But Musharraf didn't even wait for Fallon, who was in Pakistan, to leave the country before making his declaration.

    "Foreign policy experts said there were few steps the administration could take to pressure Musharraf to change course.

    "Musharraf has become a critical ally against al Qaida despite widespread skepticism that his government is fully committed to the fight against the terrorist group and its Taliban allies. Members of the powerful military intelligence branch, Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, are known to have been supporters of al Qaida and the Taliban."

    If we attack Iran there is a possibility that the Muslim extremists in ISI would support Iran and they have de facto control of Pakistan's nukes.

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