Illegal leader commits illegal actions (in Pakistan)

It seems that the "valuable ally" in the Great Struggle for Freedom across the world turns out to be a bad choice:

``Some judges by overstepping the limits of judicial
authority have taken over the executive and legislative
functions,'' the government's proclamation of emergency today
said. Musharraf, 64, sacked Supreme Court Justice Iftikhar
Muhammed Chaudhry, five months after a failed attempt to suspend
the top judge. The president will address the nation at 11 p.m.

The suspension of the constitution for the first time since
Musharraf seized power in a 1999 coup came as the Supreme Court
was nearing a decision on the legality of his re-election as
president while also serving as army chief. The main gates of
the Supreme Court in Islamabad were sealed by security forces
after a seven-judge panel headed by Chaudhry earlier said any
declaration of emergency would be illegal.

Really though, let it not be said that Musharraf was substantially worse than other U.S.-supported leaders in foreign countries.

On the bright side, the article indicates that Musharraf's days may be numbered.

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On the bright side, the

On the bright side, the article indicates that Musharraf's days may be numbered.

Considering what could replace him, I'm not so sure it's a bright side or not.

If the new president isn't

If the new president isn't also a general, I think that will be an improvement.

To be fair, just because the

To be fair, just because the leader of Pakistan is not flawless doesn't show he was a bad choice. Exigent circumstances demand using the materials at hand.