Thursday, February 21, 2008
Don't sack Musharraf, US and UK warn election victors
By Andrew Buncombe in Islamabad and Omar Waraichin Lahore
"The US and Britain are pressing Pervez Musharraf’s victorious opponents to drop their demands that he resign as president and that the country’s independent judiciary be restored before forming a government.
In a strategy some Western diplomats admit could badly backfire, the Bush administration has made clear it wishes to continue to support Mr Musharraf even after Monday’s election in which the Pakistani public delivered a resounding rejection of his policies. “[The US] does not want some people pushed out because it would lead to instability. In this case that means Musharraf,” said one Western diplomat....."
How do you spell hypocrisy?