Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Who Does He Think He's Fooling?

Bush is going on about how Musharraf should hold elections.

Memo to Bush- the American people couldn't care less about whether there are elections in Pakistan, and why should they, when only one candidate can run for office? When you have totally messed this up they will take note of the new disaster, and that's when you should start blaming Clinton or telling us the dog ate your homework.

Until then, you might as well shut up. The only person you're fooling is yourself- and that's no big trick.


Jennifer Briney said...

Thank God it's gotten to the point that its obvious to Americans now that Bush is full of it.

Here's the thing you should know: Musharraf declared martial law in the way described in a little known "Presidential Directive" called NSPD-51. You can see it right on the White House website. Basically, what it says is that if there is a "catastrophic emergency" (which is so broadly defined, it's ridiculous), the Executive Branch will take over our government.

I'm not making this up.

The scariest part of thing whole Pakistan thing is not that Bush is lying to us about it. It's that he's giving the guy advice on how to stay in power. Musharraf and Cheney have been buds and Musharraf used a play right out of Bush's playbook.

The "coincidences" are too eerie to ignore.

serial catowner said...

Rosa Brooks had a great op-ed about this situation in the LA Times of 15 November.

Having Alfred E Neuman for president is nowhere near as much fun as we thought it would be.