Flip-Flop: Musharraf Resigns

Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has resigned in the face of impending impeachment, just a few minutes after his spokesman told the press for the final time that Musharraf was not about to resign.
I have three new posts about Musharraf's sudden resignation at my main blog:

"Spokesman Says Embattled Musharraf Will Soldier On; AP Twirls",

"Musharraf Resigns!", and

"Panic And Jubilation In The Wake Of Musharraf's Resignation"

but we don't need three separate threads here.

We can comment on the whole situation on just one thread. And here it is.


I call the war on terror a slogan war

It says so right in the post you cite silly. I have always called it a joke, sometimes calling the war on terra, sometimes calling it the war OF terror (our terror against others), sometimes - as in this case - a slogan war.

Also, I noticed the spelling error that you corrected and have corrected it. Thanks for that, I had not noticed and spellcheck did not notify me.



A very pertinent observation, WP, that EVERYTHING is bogus. The lesson I got from Orwell's 1984 is that everything (again!) is scripted. We are constantly being corralled.
Both sides are carefully fashioned to lead to the "obvious" conclusion. The controllers use the Hegelian Dialectic to devastating effect .... and soooo simple.

I have read reference to "Stockholm Syndrome" recently and I'm sure it plays a part in the "Left's" responses. I think Arthur Silber would have much of value to say about Larrisa's and other's views. I wouldn't be surprised if Alice Miller got a mention, too.

Great writing, as usual,WP

Great writing, as usual,WP

Thanks for your comment, Larisa

I'm not sure what you mean by "slogan war" but then again my post was not clear about what I think either, so we're probably about even.

More than anything else, I was glad Musharraf resigned because I was afraid he was about to declare martial law again. That's why I sat up all night to watch him speak ... which is probably why I didn't make myself clear in my post.

I think I might be able to make more sense of this after I get some sleep. Hopefully that will happen in the next week or two. Wink

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