January 11, 2008, - 4:35 pm

FOX News Cites Schlussel on Bush Legacy: Post-Bhutto Chaos in Pakistan

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.)


FOX News’ Jim Pinkerton Cites Schlussel on Bhutto

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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And of course the scariest thing about this whole mess is that once Pervez Musharraf falls from power, and he will, the jihadists will take over, with tested and functioning nuclear bombs.

Rocky on January 11, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Like the Alien vs Predator wars in Gaza, a civil war in Pakistan is a GOOD thing, not bad. Imagine, if all over dar ul Islam, you had different factions of Muslims slaugtering each other – like in Pakistan, Panjabis vs Sindis/Pathans/Baluchis, in Iran, Farsis vs Arabs/Kurds/Azeris/Baluchis, in Afghanistan Pashtoon vs Tajiks/Hazaras, in Iraq, Yemen, Saudi Arabia Sunnis vs Shia, in Syria Alawite vs Sunni and so on. E.g. in Iraq, if the pro-Hizbullah Moqtada al Sadr is busy fighting pro-Saddam or pro-alQaeda Sunnis, all of whom we loathe, why would that be a bad thing?
Bottom line – when Muslims are busy slaughtering each other, that means twice as many less available to slaughter US. So don’t regret the civil strife in Pakistan. Just hope for the Pentagon to (secretly of course) possess their nukes, and once that’s done, let them do what they’ve done best since 1947.

Infidel Pride on January 11, 2008 at 6:01 pm

jihadista… I like that.

lexi on January 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm

. Just hope for the Pentagon to (secretly of course) possess their nukes, and once that’s done, let them do what they’ve done best since 1947.
Posted by: Infidel Pride at January 11, 2008 06:01 PM

akak on January 12, 2008 at 10:06 am

Debbie, you may be giving GWB too much credit here. Pakistan is a POS country and if there’s going to be a civil war, it’s not due to Bhutto or anything Condi did. It’s due to the close aproximation of many of the worst human beings on earth and their need to murder one another. And if it’s anything like the Iran-Iraq war, you may end up thanking GWB.

Anonymous1 on January 12, 2008 at 11:42 am

Debbie…You close by saying: “With a year left, there’s still plenty of damage for this doofus and his bud, Condi Clueless, to foment…YIKES!!”
Well some of that is going on right now in the Balkans where doofus, clueless, the US state dept and probably at least half the US congress…all on the islamaniac payroll…are in process of “railroading” through Kosovo independence while America sleeps. If successful, Bush will have created a very lucrative state level organized crime syndicate for the benefit of albanian islomaniac narco-pimps and their elitist political sponsors all at the expense of the Serbian Christians whose historical homeland Kosovo is.
Clearly US foreign policy in the region is being shaped by corrupt officials…in business for themselves…on the payroll of international narcotics, pimps and arms-traffickers.

joesixpack31 on January 13, 2008 at 12:14 am

What more harm can Bush do? Plenty. His Justice Department filed a Brief SUPPORTING the right to restrict gun ownership and self defense in the Wash. DC case now before the SCOTUS.

Pat on January 13, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Aren’t we all glad that a “conservative Republican” is in office?
You know, of course, that an elected Dem probably could not have gotten away with half the stuff GWB did.
Tell me again Sean, Rush, etc. why we need to support team R, please.

Red Ryder on January 13, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Debbie, I think you are brilliant, but I just can’t take it anymore. You are the Mikey of the right-wing blogosphere – you don’t like ANYTHING. You are Will Rogers in reverse. I have many reservations about the Bush presidency, but I can’t bring myself to believe he is as bad as all that. As imperfect as he is, he was the right man in the right place on 9/11 and his legacy will be no repeat of that terrible day (at least as of now). We have killed and captured thousands of terrorists and taken the fight to THEM and yes, he gets SOME credit, at least from me. If he was THAT bad, he wouldn’t be hated by the liberals as much as he is. Maybe I just don’t ask for much, but isn’t there some good out there in the conservative movement? I can at least praise Henry Hyde as a conservative statesman who fought consistently for the unborn. Whatever his ties to terrorist groups may have been, the conservative movement lost a true leader. Strangely, I have read nothing positive from you about the closest we have to conservatives in this race, Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney, yet you support the pro-abortion, problem-ridden Rudy Guiliani. My problem with you is not your content – I think you are brilliant – but your tone. Sorry to go all girly-man on you, but if I thought the people running things were all that bad, I would go live in a cave somewhere.

daveb on January 13, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Why waste our breath debating the policies of GWB? He and Condi have both shown an uncommon ability to be incorrect since about 9-12-2001. They have had nearly 7 years to do something constructive in the Middle East, but the best they could do is elect Hamas. Now they are going to de-construct Pakistan. And Israel if Olmert continues the road map of piece after piece.

TheOmegaMan on January 14, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Doofus and Clueless, that is an apt description for Bush/Condi — and they are supposed Christians who should understand better than anyone what is going on, but sadly, they don’t have the combined intelligence of an ice cube.

Snakedoctor on January 14, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Under the burden of US sanctions, Pakistan had zero foreign currency reserves on 9-11. The racist Punjab majority faced Sindhi, Balochi, Pashto and Waziri revolt. As I write, Afghan opium growers now produce heroin on site, under the perverse protection of Bush nation-builders. The Tribal Territories are flush with cash, and a cell phone is standard jihadi issue. The most sophisticated security technology in the world is now in the hands of Pakistanis, who are free to transform the technology into jihad weaponry. The handful of Pakistan seculars that remain after the Bush jihad subsidy do not dare to criticize the terrorists. In spite of said subsidy, the Pakistan people despise the US.
I first attack George Walker Bush on a Hindu website, 1 hour after he first vomited “islam is peace,” at the Islamic Center of Washington, on 9-16-2001, a day of infamy. Future generations – with Ayatollah ICBMs trained at their homeland – will hold pilgrimages to spit on the grave of the Texas dhimmi.
Re Bhutto, Francois Gautier (La Revue d’Indie, Paris) filed the following report on Dec. 31,
…I interviewed Benazir Bhutto twice, the second time as she was campaigning to be re-elected for a second term. The first question I asked, was about Kashmir, as she was the one who had called for Azad Kashmir, a Kashmir free from India, which had triggered the ethnic cleansing of most of the Hindus of the Valley of Kashmir — 400,000 of them had to flee their ancestral land.
“You know,” she answered, “You have to understand the Pakistani point of view on Kashmir. If one goes by the logic of Partition, then at least the Kashmir valley, which is in great majority Muslim — and it should be emphasised that for long the Hindus Pandits in Kashmir exploited and dominated the Muslims, who are getting back at them today — should have reverted to Pakistan. But let us say that officially we want to help grant Kashmiris their right to self-determination.”
“That’s the only reason?” I continued.
“No,” answered Benazir. “It should be clear also that Pakistan never forgot the humiliating loss of Bangladesh at the hands of India, although India claims it only helped Bangladesh to gain its freedom in the face of what the Bangladeshis say was Pakistani genocide. Zia’s emergence was a result of that humiliation.”
“But Zia hanged your father�” I interrupted.
“Yes and I hate him and god the almighty already punished him for that,” said Benazir, alluding to Zia’s death in a plane crash. “But Zia did one thing right, he started the whole policy of proxy war by supporting the separatist movements in Punjab and Kashmir, as a way of getting back at India.”
“What about Pakistan’ nuclear bomb?” I asked.
“That’s my father’s work,” she said proudly. “He realised, after having lost the 1965 and 1971 wars with India, that both numerically and strategically, we can never beat India in a conventional conflict. Thus he initiated the programme by saying that ‘We will get the nuclear bomb, even if we have to eat grass’.”

supercargo on January 15, 2008 at 1:12 am

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