Bush lectures Musharraf
Original post made by Chitzpah in DC on Nov 8, 2007
"Mr Bush said he told Gen Musharraf it was not right to continue as both president and head of the military."
Either Bush is completely clueless or he has his nerve. Isn;t Bush in the same position? Maybe he should resign also.
I guess it is a continuation of the Republican "do as I say, not as I do" way of life .
on Nov 8, 2007 at 9:50 am
Actually, you, as opposed to the President, could use some clues. President Bush, just like his 42 predecessors, and in accordance with our Constitution, is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. BUT...unlike the situation in Pakistan, the President is a civilian. In our democracy, civilians head the military and our government. In Pakistan, under Musharaff, the military heads both. A military official, as opposed to a civilian official, is not subject to elections. Uniformed military also have more strict standards of personal and professional conduct (which clearly didn't apply to our previous President.)
on Nov 8, 2007 at 10:02 am
Steve--what goes on in Pakistan is not the point. the point was that Bush was telling Musharraf that he could not continue as both, while doing it here in the US.
Pakistan is an independent country and Bush should not be lecturing others on what to do.
"Uniformed military also have more strict standards of personal and professional conduct (which clearly didn't apply to our previous President.)"--what does this have to do with the subject we are discussing or do you never miss an opportunity to put down Clinton?. Shall we then discuss the malfeasances of Nixon, Reagen and Bush while in office, as well?
on Nov 8, 2007 at 10:06 am
Musharraf is so much more cunning than Bush. As I heard it explained on a News program, Pakistan has received over $10 Billion in aid and the U.S. keeps sending him the Big Bucks. Musharraf has no incentive to catch Osama Bin Laden because if he's captured the U.S. may stop sending him the money. So, it is in Pakistan's best interests to keep Bin Laden free and in their country.