Emergency in Pakistan

Musharraf declares emergency in Pakistan, replacing the chief justice before a crucial Supreme Court ruling on his future as president.

The best reaction that US could give was that it was ‘disappointed’ (that is was ‘deeply disturbed’ and ‘urges’ Pakistan to return to democracy). Disappointed!? Is that it? Whatever happened to all the rhetoric about being pro-democracy and restoring democracy in the world one botched fiasco (translation: Iraq) at a time? But wait, isn’t Pakistan (translation: Musharraf) an ally in the American war of terror? So I guess anything that Musharraf does is pro-democracy, given that Bush and Mushrraf are bosom buddies and all. I wouldn’t be surprised if Washington tows Musharraf’s line on this one, viz. that he did it for democracy!

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