Pakistan Teeters On The Edge While Bhutto, Musharraf Plot Out Next Moves
by Eric Margolis
The Toronto Sun
"Pakistan’s grave political crisis is now entering the red zone. I’ve been in regular contact with former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. She calls the situation “grim.” On Friday, she was put under house arrest, preventing her from leading a mass demonstration in Islamabad......
Bush and Mush
This week, the self-appointed apostle of democracy, George W. Bush, underlined his continued support for his ally, Musharraf. Bush called on Mush to doff his uniform and hold elections. Musharraf dutifully agreed to do so early next year and to hold elections.
But Musharraf has won every previous elections by blatant vote-rigging and bribery — we can expect more of the same.
He would lose any fair vote by a landslide.....
Anyone who still wonders why so many in the Muslim world hate the West needs look no further than Pakistan, where, in the name of “democracy” and “counter-terrorism,” Washington and London are stirring a witches brew of dictatorship, intrigue and violence."