Pakistan’s Nukes no Longer in Musharraf’s Hands…….

He’s gone. The Pakistani President announced his resignation today (Monday), which ends his nine-year reign that opponents said was “hampering the country’s shaky return to democracy”.

J’lem Post: “Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. An emotional Musharraf said he wanted to spare Pakistan a dangerous power struggle with opponents vowing to impeach him. He said he was satisfied that all he had done “was for the people and for the country.” “I hope the nation and the people will forgive my mistakes,” Musharraf said in a televised address, much of which was devoted to defending his record.

His political exit robs the West of a stalwart ally who echoed its concern about how Islamic militancy is destabilizing Afghanistan and Pakistan, where al-Qaida and the Taliban have regained strength. However, his influence has faded since he stepped down as army chief last year.”

So Pakistanis democratically vote in the Islamists, who get to control the nukes. This is the worst case scenario. More here. KGS

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