Thursday, November 08, 2007

So, now the story is that at Dubya's personal urging, the elections in Pakistan will be held, delayed by only a month in order to rig 'em more thoroughly make doubly sure of arrangements.

Bush also said, explaining the statement:

You can't be the president and the head of the military at the same time.
Golly, gee. Does that mean that he'll stop incessantly calling himself "commander in chief" when discussing matters of civil and criminal law?

Update: Rallies are banned, opposition politicians have been arrested, and nominal opposition leader Benazir Bhutto (already reported to have been in negotiations with Musharraf before he chucked the constitution) is giving stage-managed speeches from house arrest behind lines of Musharraf's troops. Meanwhile the slightly more credible leader of a different opposition party, Nawaz Sharif, cools his heels in Dubai. So, it seems like Dubya will get his election --- and unlike that awkward business with the Palestinians, with near certainty that those allowed to vote the voters will make the right choice...


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