Okay. Are you ready?
Liar. No you’re not. Go get the CD, or get on youtube, or haxxor the Interweb or whatever you have to do. I’m not typing another word til you have it.
Now play it while you read this piece of coffin surfing by Sharif.
This is my favorite part:
“The world must realize that Musharraf’s policies have neither limited nor curbed terrorism. In fact, terrorism is stronger than ever, with far more sinister aspects, and as long as Musharraf remains, there remains the threat of more terror. The people of Pakistan should not be antagonized any further for the sake of one man. It is time for the international community to join hands in support of democracy and the rule of law in Pakistan. The answer to my country’s problems is a democratic process that promotes justice, peace, harmony and tolerance and hence can play an effective role in promoting moderation. With dictatorship, there is no future.”
Okay, not bad sentiemnts per se, but compare the thrust of the piece vs. some of his earlier writings.
I haven’t picked over the full extent of the 1973 Pakistani Constitution, but his main thrust is the “Unfettered Islamic Parlimentary” system and the world be damned on their nuclear program and Kashmir. I know about the UN resolution and the stillborn referrenda, but when you look at his attempts to talk Kashmiri militants out of continuing an armed struggle back in 1999, and his new and improved rhetoric about an unswerving Kashmir policy, it leaves little doubt that he was never serious about the commitments he put his name to regarding the training, funding, arming and deploying of armed militants, some would say terrorists, into neighboring countries. Terrorism is stronger? No, terrorism was cultured into the halls of power before Musharraf got there. Now that the larger elements of it are being expelled, terrorism is metastasizing in Waziristan. Before it had all of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s not stronger, it’s just exposed, and in its exposure Pakistan has finally grasped just how ugly it is.
So now Sharif is advertising himself as Diet Bhutto, all the democracy, all the stability, only half the x chromosomes, leave your foreign money at the door when your done. It’s just awesome to watch someone who is so natural at this Olympic level of bullshit in action. It’s like watching a gazelle run.