Thursday, November 15, 2007

bush, destroyer of civilizations strikes again in Pakistan

posted by Bill Arnett @ 11:41 AM Permalink

From this mornings Huffington Post comes word of the latest country to collapse under the weight of the immoral and amoral policies of bush/cheney and their eternal war on terror. It seems that even our allies pay a very steep price indeed for going along with the "war on terra" being waged insanely and eternally. It just happens to be an unfortunate coincidence that this ally, Pakistan, happens to possess both 40-50 nuclear weapons, and has been protecting A.Q. Khan, the father of the "Muslim Nuclear Weapon," who can produce and proliferate many more such weapons:
Almost two weeks into Pakistan’s political crisis, Bush administration officials are losing faith that the Pakistani president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, can survive in office and have begun discussing what might come next, according to senior administration officials.[…]

Several senior administration officials said that with each day that passed, more administration officials were coming around to the belief that General Musharraf’s days in power were numbered and that the United States should begin considering contingency plans, including reaching out to Pakistan’s generals.

More than a dozen officials in Washington and Islamabad from a number of countries spoke on condition of anonymity because of the fragility of Pakistan’s current political situation. The doubts that American officials voiced about whether General Musharraf could survive were more pointed than any public statements by the administration, and signaled declining American patience in advance of [Deputy Secretary of State] Mr. Negroponte’s trip.

Officials involved in the discussions in Washington said the Bush administration remained wary of the perception that the United States was cutting back-room deals to install the next leader of Pakistan. “They don’t want to encourage another military coup, but they are also beginning to understand that Musharraf has become part of the problem,” said one former official with knowledge of the debates inside the Bush administration.

That shift in perception is significant because for six years General Musharraf has sought to portray himself, for his own purposes, as the West’s best alternative to a possible takeover in Pakistan by radical Islamists.
So, has bush now, through ignorance and arrogance, turned over the nuclear keys to the kingdom in Pakistan to Islamist radicals?

The sheer incompetence of this maladministration is staggering, and indicative of a desire to further American hegemony rather than be of any real help to so-called allies. So now the odds of al-Qaida obtaining a nuke has increased exponentially, and apparently America, through the poor policy decision-making and execution of policy of bush/cheney might indeed see the use of nuclear weapons.

Not by bush, as he envisions nuking Iran, but an A.Q. attack in Europe or on American soil or against American interests overseas.

Just fills ya up with confidence, eh?

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At 2:12 AM, Blogger Paul Davis said...

Six years later America awakes to realize Musharraf is part of the problem in Pakistan. Should not America have seen Musharraf for what he is when he refused U.S. soldiers entry into Pakistan from bordering Afghanistan in the beginning of this war?

Unfortunately oil salivating U.S. foreign policy has redirected most of American troops needlessly to Iraq.

Where the "war on terror" should have begun (Pakistan), it now cannot adequately be redirected to advance because of all the window dressing and military-industrial complex excess currently committing American troops to the fiasco in Iraq.

Paul F Davis - author of United States of Arrogance

At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Bill Arnett said...

All too true and way too sad. When did America and its ideals die? We learn nothing from history and are not only doomed to repeat it, it seems the Republicans, with Democratic complicity, just can't wait to repeat the mistakes of the past - apparently they are profitable still for the mega-rich. It's just everyone else that suffers.


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