What is he thinking…
From the boston globe:
Bush did not speak directly to Musharraf, a leader who took power in a 1999 coup but whom he has previously hailed as a friend he trusts and as a strong defender of freedom. Instead, the president handed that task to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who spoke with the Pakistani leader on the developing crisis for about 20 minutes from her plane en route home from the Middle East.
Bush said he directed Rice to deliver this message: “We expect there to be elections as soon as possible and that the president should remove his military uniform.”
Musharraf is in a very hard place right now. He is one of our biggest allies in the war on terror, and I know he is not doing enough, and he has to deal with radical Islam within his own borders. He feels he has to do this to prevent a taliban style government taking over his country. A country, I might add, with nuclear weapons! Bush is playing to the P.C. crowd and I think he is making a gigantic mistake.