Thursday, November 8, 2007
Let's recap: Musharraf already was a general who overthrew an elected government. He never resigned his commission, but he did take the uniform off to self-appoint himself as "Chief Executive" and then "President." He's held fake elections, but his biggest prop-up came from the U.S. post-911 under the classic "(alleged) enemy of my enemy is my friend" approach. So now that the civilized, pseudo-democratic suit-wearin' president thing hasn't been working out, he does a re-coup, v2.0. And the best W can come up with is, "Take off your uniform?" From a classic recovering narcissist with a fondness for uniforms, it's sadly not surprising.