Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More bad news from Pakistan: Bhutto under house arrest

In Pakistan, the United States has clearly gotten itself into a lot of trouble, once again supporting an oppressive and unpopular regime, in the name of "democracy." Pervez Musharraf, who declared an emergency in order to ensure the "correct" outcome of elections, has now put his prinicple opponent, Benazir Bhutto, under house arrest, according to the Washington Post. Bhutto was to lead a protest march against the emergency decrees. Supposedly, she is to run as Prime Minister, and is favored to win, in the upcoming elections. The troubles began when Musharraf refused to step down as head of the armed forces as required by the constitution, and fired several judges who declared the move unconstitutional.
Ami Isseroff

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