November 9, 2007

Musharraf Must Go

Remember the people power movement in the Phillipines? Musharraf's authoritarian regime is on the verge of facing a similar uprising.

Musharraf's excuse of fighting terrorism doesn't explain why he is targeting democracy movement activists, lawyers and supreme court members for arrest in their homes and offices. Just like Bush and Cheney, the so-called "war on terrorism" is being used as a way to cover up the excesses of crony capitalism and control the non-elites. Pakistan's current situation is a foreshadow of what is to come to the US if we don't roll back the executive powers that Bush/Cheney are attempting to grab.

Musharraf risks facing the same surge of legitimate dissent as Ferdinand Marcos. Musharraf can't arrest his way into maintaining power. Neither can Bush and his ilk, like Giuliani.


Associated Press, Bhutto under house detention in Pakistan, ZARAR KHAN, November 9, 2007.

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