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Musharraf Takes Manhattan

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:11 PM

Pervez Musharraf is on a world tour, and apparently he wants his old job back. On Tuesday, the former president of Pakistan (by way of coup) was at the Council on Foreign Relations on the Upper East Side, and, I'm sorry to say, I didn't make the event. But this blistering interrogation, conducted afterward by the BBC's Matt Frei, is as entertaining as it is squirm-inducing.

Pressed by Frei to justify his campaign to return to office, Musharraf says he's more popular than people realize.

MUSHARRAF: I am popular. I know I'm popular.

FREI: How do you know that?

MUSHARRAF: Well, I have a good assessment. I have a good assessment from the Facebook that I have.

FREI: You're basing your popularity on the number of hits you've had on your Facebook site?

MUSHARRAF: No, this is one indicator. I don't take everything so wrong. I mean, obviously, it's one indicator. It's an indicator. I'm not saying it's entirely the Facebook.

Frei grilled Musharraf on his decision to campaign abroad, rather than at home, but Musharraf cited security concerns. He also said people are clamoring for him to come back and "save Pakistan."

Musharraf launched his party, the All-Pakistan Muslim League, this summer. His Facebook page currently has more than 346,000 fans.

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Comments [1]

CME from Here

The fact that Musharraf is campaigning abroad is probably more geared at vetting the American Political Encouragement (APE) Program. The one that creates political puppets for the U.S.' strategic allies.
Another high point of Musharraf's overseas campaign is that if Pakistan reseats him, the world will know that Musharraf is no puppet. He is not blinded by the treatment that Pakistan has gotten from U.S. and neither are the the Pakistani people.
By showing strength, solidarity, and resolve in the face of past mistakes, Musharraf is proving to the world that he would be the better leader for Pakistan. I sure think he would be.
Facebook commentating reserved for further lol moments.

Nov. 10 2010 04:50 PM

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