Monday, August 18, 2008

Bye bye Pervez!

Earlier today, Pervez Musharraf, the President of Pakistan, offered his resignation rather than face an impeachment trial. Good riddance.

If anyone thinks he did this to "save his country," don't believe it. He did it to save his pension, and since he was in the military he'll collect a pension from them too -- a classic double dipper. The amount he'll get will still be thousands of times more the average salary in the country.

It's also worth pointing out that despite free elections, Pakistan is still far from a democracy. The military still very much runs things and can, if it wishes, overthrow both the new Prez and the Parliament and bring it back to dictatorship. And since OBL is still on the run, and the military supports him too, don't expect an end to the war in Afghanistan any time soon.

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