Monday, January 7, 2008

Musharraf Blames Everybody Except Himself

Here’s a rather interesting interview with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on 60 Minutes, where he invariably blames the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on, well, Benazir Bhutto. “We warned her” was the common refrain made by Musharraf, and “she chose to ignore it.”

In hindsight, Bhutto should have been more careful, but this does not, in any way, mitigate the crime. A murder was committed and no suspect has yet been apprehended, and no one has claimed responsibility. All we are left with are conspiracy theories and half-serious utterances by the government.

It was nice to see Musharraf squirm when asked about his complicity in Bhutto’s murder, and, under his leadership, Pakistan has become less secure, with Taliban and al-Qaeda ruling the tribal areas. Musharraf blamed the United States for this rotten state of affairs, of course, for not getting the job done in Afghanistan.

No doubt about it: Musharraf is a weasel.