The head of Pakistan’s ruling coalition has announced a move to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, who took power in a coup in 1999. Given Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s continued refusal to allow an impeachment investigation into President Bush on ever-changing rationales, it is not clear what her position might be in other nation’s impeaching leaders accused of crimes in office.
Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari stated that “The coalition confirmed the resolve that democratic forces will work jointly to making a transition to genuine democracy.” Hopefully, Musharraf with cooperate with his own impeachment since that seems to be the Pelosi standard.
He noted that the United States was still supporting Musharraf with the support of the military. Yet, he observed that even the attempt to hold a leader accountable for possible crimes was “good news for democracy.” Hmmm, that sounds vaguely familiar.
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