January 11, 2008, - 4:35 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As readers know, I was one of the few conservatives (and others) to see beyond the “Emperor’s New Clothing” when it comes to Benazir Bhutto. I was one of the few to recognize that she was a jihadista, a criminal and fraud artist, and an extremist Muslim, not a peacemaker.
That’s why it’s gratifying to have heard from so many readers that over last weekend, on Saturday, FOX News Contributor and Newsday Columnist James Pinkerton cited me and the New York Post’s Ralph Peters as the only two who got it right. On FOX News Channel, Pinkerton–who in the past has been a sometime critic of mine–said we were right and were the only two who saw the light on Bhutto. Thanks, Jim. (And thanks to the readers who e-mailed about it.)
And, sadly, that will be a big part of the Bush legacy. As I said on this site, Bush exemplified the absurd when he singlehandedly set into motion the chaos we now see in Pakistan. The Wall Street Journal reports that it is the worst violence the country has seen in decades, and both the Journal and USA Today report that several provinces, including Bhuttos Sindh province, are now trying to break off and splinter into independence. If you like Gazastan, you’ll love the multiple miniature Pakistans. The chaos and Al-Qaeda presence will be legion.
And you can thank Bush for all of that. Through his and Condi Clueless’ pressuring of American ally Pervez Musharraf to allow the return of this force of instability, all of this happened–the worst chaos and mass protests in the country for years. Think Musharraf will help us, now? Think again. He’ll be too busy, as he is now, calming his country. Or rather, unsuccessfully trying to. Yes, there have always been tensions and problems in Pakistan, but a dictator was needed–Musharraf–to keep them under control. Now, Bush, set the tensions afire.
Bush and Condi Clueless should have foreseen this. It was predictable. The attempts on Bhutto’s life, the ultimate success of one of those attempts, the mass protests, the splintering of the country which now threatens–all of it was foreseeable by anyone who has an iota of knowledge about Pakistan and the region.
Thanks, President Bush. Love yo’ democracy in action, dude.
Bush’s “Democracy” and Bhutto reintroduction lead to chaos in Pakistan. Bush’s “Democracy” equals HAMASastan in Gaza. What’s next? With a year left, there’s still plenty of damage for this doofus and his bud, Condi Clueless, to foment.
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