Thursday, March 22, 2007

Quote of the day
I am a simple soldier and do not understand the niceties of legal processes.

Or, one may add, political processes either. It seems to me that this one crisis has completely and irrevocably changed Pakistan's political landscape in general and Musharraf's future in particular. Three weeks ago, Musharraf was looking at a scenario where he'd be elected by the existing assemblies as President for a further five years, keep his uniform and strike a deal with the PPP as a pliant MMA and cooperative Uncle Sam looked on. Now? Not so much. More analysis from Ahmed Rashid in the Washington Post here and from The Glasshouse here, here, here, here, and here.

I will hopefully return to a regular blogging schedule by the beginning of next week.

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