Bush applauds Pakistani dictator Musharraf

This video is called Musharraf, Bush and America.

By Keith Jones:

Bush applauds Musharraf as he makes himself Pakistan’s President till 2012

3 December 2007

US President George W. Bush was the first foreign leader to congratulate General Pervez Musharraf after he had himself sworn in Thursday to a further five-year term as Pakistan’s president.

Musharraf, who seized power in a 1999 military coup, imposed de facto martial law on November 3, because he feared the country’s Supreme Court was about to rule that his “re-election,” in a sham vote staged a month earlier, violated the constitution. Under the state of emergency, the top levels of the judiciary have been purged of those deemed by the military as unreliable, thousands of opposition political activists, trade unionists and lawyers have been taken into detention, private broadcasters forced off the air, and government opponents made subject to military trials.

According to a Pakistani government spokesman, Bush telephoned Musharraf Friday and in addition to extending his congratulations “lauded the president’s commitment to fight extremism and terrorism.”

Update 3 January 2008: here.

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