August 18, 2008

Musharraf Resigns

Carroll Andrew Morse

From the New York Times...

Under pressure over impending impeachment charges, President Pervez Musharraf announced he would resign Monday, ending nearly nine years as one of the United States’ most important allies in the campaign against terrorism.

Speaking on television from his presidential office here at 1 p.m., Mr. Musharraf, dressed in a gray suit and tie, said that after consulting with his aides, “I have decided to resign today.” He said he was putting national interest above “personal bravado.”

“Whether I win or lose the impeachment, the nation will lose,” he said, adding that he was not prepared to put the office of the presidency through the impeachment process.

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This is a little scary. Musharraf's government was not perfect but the replacement may be worse.

Posted by: Monique at August 18, 2008 11:22 PM

Good riddance. The US loves a dictator.

Too bad we never got them to hand over Pakistani General Mahmud Ahmed, you know the guy who wired Mohammad Atta 100k.

Posted by: PDM at August 19, 2008 2:31 AM
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