Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Musharraf To Resign

After denying rumors of resigning only days ago, Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf announced yesterday that he will resign as president of Pakistan because of insufficient support in parliament to over-ride a pending impeachment vote.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Nuclear-armed Pakistan's beleaguered President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation on Monday in the face of an impending impeachment motion by the ruling coalition government.

The former army chief and firm U.S. ally has seen his popularity slide over the past 18 months and has been isolated since his allies lost a February election.

"After consultations with legal advisers and close political supporters and on their advice, I'm taking the decision of resigning," Musharraf said a televised address.

"My resignation will go to the speaker of the National Assembly today."
I don't trust any of those good ol' boys in that part of the world whether they are "allies" or not - I always get the gut feeling they play both sides of the fence. They're worse than we are when it comes to loyalty (switching sides when it suits them), and I think they are as fickle as a liquored-up school girl on prom night. It will be interesting, however, to see how this all pans out for the US in Afghanistan as far as hunting the Taliban goes.

I predict not much will change in the long run.


Blogger BobF said...

If he resigns, will they still provide tech support for computers?

7:49 AM GMT+12  

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