Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Musharraf Exits

Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf resigned after nine years in office, a move largely precipitated by the opposition's attempt to impeach him. George W. Bush once called Musharraf "one of the world's most committed partners in the war against terrorism and extremism", an estimation only exceeded in fatuousness by Bush famously saying that he looked into Vladimir Putin's eyes and gazed upon his soul. And despite Bush's fulsome praise, Musharraf never quite lived up to the hype: within Pakistan's borders, the Taliban is reconstituted and Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawari, and al-Qaeda continue to avoid capture.

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