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Archive for October 8th, 2007

Musharraf Survives Chopper Scare, but can he Survive an Election?

Posted by Ryan on October 8, 2007

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is OK after one of three military helicopters in his convoy crashed in the Kashmir region due to “technical” problems.  He and his aides were touring a region severely struck by an earthquake two years ago that killed an estimated 80,000.  Four military officials were killed and suspicions of yet another assassination attempt are being muted at this time.

Musharraf’s navigating through some tough waters nowadays.  He was just reelected in a huge landslide last Saturday, which the opposition boycotted due to legal concerns (hence the landslide– having only one party participate always helps a dictator’s chances of being reelected!).  See, Musharraf is still a “general” so his legal eligibility is being mulled over by the Supreme Court.  He took over in a 1999 coup and has stuck around for 8 years, hoping for a new (and constitutionally sound) five-year term in which he has promised that he will step down as general and be a civilian leader.  Musharraf is a major ally of the United States in the War on Terror and has continued to pledge his support for an aggressive crackdown on extremists.  If he wanted to be a real friend, what he should do is allow us two months in Waziristan to take out the trash.

AP photo.

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Sandy Berger: Adviser to She Who Must Not Be Named

Posted by Mike on October 8, 2007

Most people wouldn’t have the nerve. She Who Must Not Be Named on the other hand has no shame; so associating herself with her husband’s former National Security Adviser and admitted felon Sandy Berger really doesn’t concern her. Undoubtedly admired by the candidate for his scandal-making potential and lack of concern for national security, the incompetent and criminal Berger is now one of SWMNBN’s campaign advisers.

A few years ago, the liberal-deified 9-11 Commission set forth to examine our nation’s systemic failures prior to September 11. As part of the commission’s hearings, it was Sandy Berger’s responsibility to present evidence pertaining to the Clinton administration’s policies and actions regarding terrorism. While at the National Archives preparing for his presentation, Berger made sure no one was looking, took classified documents containing God knows what information, stuffed them down his pants, hid them in a trailer, and later destroyed them. After being caught red-handed, Berger plead guilty to stealing the highly-sensitive classified documents.

Needless to say, SWMNBN has some answering to do. Even John Kerry had the good sense to release Berger from his campaign when it was clear he was dealing with a felon. Does the witch have the same capacity for shame? Can she at least fake it? Or, as Bill Sammon wondered, is Berger being rewarded for doing her family’s dirty work? Hopefully, time will tell.

AP photo

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