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Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf Tells It Like It Is
- by Victor Trombettas
- I never was a fan of York Peppermint Patties; I hate mint.
But the commercials were unforgettable. "When I bite into
a York Peppermint Pattie... (unwraps candy, takes a bite...)
I get the sensation ... there's a cool breeze blowin' through
my hair". And many other fabulous, refreshing, and even
liberating sensations. That is how I feel about Musharraf. He
is a York Peppermint Pattie to America's Middle East problems.
From now on, when Saudi Hypocrites, I'm sorry, the Saudi Arabians,
state that America must "look at" its Middle East policies,
the President and his Cabinet should each take a bite of a Pattie
and chant, "Musharraf", Musharraf" as they stroke
their hair (hmmm ... problem for Cheney).
News reported on Saturday that Musharraf, at a recent conference
of science and technology attended by ministers from Muslim countries
stated, "Today we are the poorest, the most illiterate,
the most backward, the most unhealthy, the most un-enlightened,
the most deprived, and the weakest of all the human race."
He stated Islamic countries would remain in this state unless
they concentrate more on scientific and technological development,
and that Muslim nations should setup a multi-billion dollar fund
to help meet the need for such centres of excellence including
setting up scholarships for students to study in the West.
- This is the real jihad, he said.
- This man is just too modern, too radical, too logical, too
honest, to not anger extremists in the Muslim world. Anwar Sadat
paid the price for Peace. I hope I'm wrong, but I fear Musharraf
may go the way of Sadat ... dead at the hands of extremists who
simply cannot fathom a partnership with the West, with India,
and God-forbid, with the Great Satan himself, Uncle Sam.
- President Bush has committed our forces to any place on earth
that might be a training ground for the Cowards of Al Qaeda.
We're with ya Dubya.
- I'd like to make a suggestion ... send Musharraf some of
our Secret Service men. I think he's more at risk of assassination
then Bush or Cheney.
- If Musharraf is replaced by someone sympathetic to the insane,
fundamentalist brand of Islam (like in Saudi Arabia), the world
will have lost a great chance at Peace and Sanity.
- "Musharraf, Musharraf."
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