August 7, 2004
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Welcome back to the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
How does the military dictator of Pakistan qualify as the BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week? Very easy, it takes one to know one.
Here are some excerpts from a dissident Pakistani message board about why Musharraf and Bush are two peas from the same hypocritical pod:
BuzzFlash might add that not only was Dr. Khan pardoned for transmitting nuclear secrets to Bush's "Axis of Evil" nations, he was allowed -- get this -- to keep the profits he made from handing over nuclear weapons information to Bush's "evildoers." And the Bush administration sanctioned the whole rotten deal!
So if all this doesn't sound like Pakistan's version of Republican Hypocrisy, what does?
Except that the danger here is the high risk that the Bush Cartel fraudulent war on terror presents to our safety as Americans. They can let a Pakistani scientist go free and keep his loot, even though he betrayed nuclear secrets, but they'll out a female CIA analyst who kept us safe from illegal transfers of weapons of mass destruction. Go figure. But, hey, this is the Bush International Cartel, composed of nation-state leaders who are solely interested in the preservation of their personal power and self-enrichment.
Which brings us to Musharraf, Pakistan, Bush and the recent terror alerts. In a New Republic article not long ago, it was revealed that the Bush administration was putting pressure on Pakistan to come up with a high-profile Al-Qaeda target around the time of the Democratic Convention, so as to distract attention from Kerry getting his message out. Other articles corroborated the charge.
But the Pakistani secret service did the bidding of the Bush Cartel all too well; they arrested a mid-level Al-Qaeda operative too early, on the Saturday before the Democratic Convention. So what did the Bush Cartel do? Why, they waited until Thursday, the day of Kerry's acceptance speech to announce the arrest.
But the press still went with the Kerry triumphant nomination acceptance story, so the Bush Cartel trotted out Tom Ridge from his color-coded storage closet to announce that key financial centers in the U.S. were being targeted. The media went into a frenzy.
Under questioning, however, it turns out that the information used to scare America half to death was more than three years old and preceded 9/11. It was allegedly found on the hard drive of the Al-Qaeda operative arrested at the Bush Cartel's request to distract coverage of Kerry's victory lap. And it worked.
So Musharraf and Bush each, with a wink and a nod, know what they have to do to keep each other in corrupt power. Dictators have an instinctive sense for scratching each other's backs.
Of course, the only downside of such deception among fellow anti-democracy stalwarts is that we, as Americans, run a higher risk of actually being attacked by terrorists, because the likes of Bush and Musharraf are only looking out for their own interests, not ours.
So for this reason and so many more, because vultures of a feather flock together, General Musharraf, we are designating you the BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week. It is a dishonor that you well deserve.
Remember our motto at BuzzFlash.com: So Many Republican Hypocrites, So Little Time.
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A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL