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Former ally, then enemy, then ally, then enemy Pervez Musharraf resigns

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Islamabad, Pakistan, August 19th, 2008, (Reuters).- US former ally-enemy-

President Bush from the US with President Musharraf from Pakistan at a reunion in Islamabad. Bush had forgotten if he had to grant aid or impose penalties to the country.

President Bush from the US with President Musharraf from Pakistan at a reunion in Islamabad. Bush had forgotten if he had to grant aid or impose penalties to the country.

ally-enemy, Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf left his office before an impeachment process that had been promoted by the opposition.

The impeachment tries to show that Musharraf is guilty of abuse of power, restrictions of liberties and corruption. It specially tries to connect Musharraf with deviations of government funds that were supposed to be used for the purchase of 120 Chinese tanks.

“The manuals were in Chinese, so I couldn’t have known that they were septic tanks. Nevertheless, we are going to train our soldiers and use them to invade India and recuperate Kashmir,” explained Musharraf back then.

When asked why he gave in to the opposition’s claims of corruption, instead of calling for another emergency state, like he usually does, he replied “this time, they put enough zeros on a check, and amnesty to top it off.”

Musharraf’s Pakistan used to be an ally of the US due to its enemity with the USSR, then it became an enemy after they had conflicts with India and developed nuclear capabilities. Then it became and ally again when it supported the war on terror. Then later it became an enemy again when it wasn’t able or willing to stop the Taliban in the Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan. 

One of the biggest US complains about Musharraf is his supposed support and funding of the Taliban. One recently declassified White House call recording questions Musharraf’s alliences. It’s a recording from a call from Musharraf to Bush in the morning of September 11, 2001.

Musharraf: Mr. Bush, I would like to express my deepest sympathies to you and your country. It’s a real tragedy. So many people, so many magnificent buildings.

Bush: What buildings? What people?

Musharraf: Oh, what time is it now in the US?

Bush: Eight o’clock in the morning.

Musharraf: Oops, sorry. I’ll call you back in an hour.

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Written by Flippyman

August 20, 2008 at 8:45 am

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