A Military Dictatorship No More



Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf is stepping down from his post as head of the army, ready for a new civilian life as a . . . well, dictator. But a civilian dictator. General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani will take over as head of the military, and he’s someone who’s liked in American defense circles since he went to Fort Leavenworth, etc., and “has played a prominent role in cooperating with the United States in the fight against terrorism in Pakistan and is expected to continue that policy.”

This sounds a bit like meet the old boss, same as the old boss, but wearing a slightly different uniform, but what do I know….