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Posted on Jul 20, 2007
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Pakistan’s Supreme Court delivered a ruling Friday that smacks of a smackdown between the country’s other top legal players and President Pervez Musharraf, and in this round, Musharraf didn’t win:  The court flouted Musharraf’s decision, made earlier this year, to suspend Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry (pictured) and voted that he be reinstated to his post.


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The message for the government of Gen Musharraf is not even remotely comforting.

“The court has completely demolished the government’s case and has put an uncomfortable question mark on its moral standing,” says Wasim Ahmad Shah, a legal affairs correspondent who works for Dawn newspaper.

“In coming days, the government will find it increasingly difficult to deny that it tried to get rid of a constitutional office holder with malafide intentions.”

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By ardee, July 22, 2007 at 8:44 am Link to this comment

Isnt it nice when the hypocracies and inaccuracies of the Bush foreign policies are so blatantly exposed as about as dumb as were his appointees to so many offices and his actions during 9/11 and hurricane Katrina?

We rail against the threat of nuclear ownage by Iran while remaining mute about Pakistani ownership thereof and threat to use them against India. We called Hussein unfit yet embrace a torturer like Musharraf, among so many others we call allies, who refuses to even acknowledge that he provides a safe haven for AlQaeda and its favorite son, Osama…..

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By cyrena, July 21, 2007 at 11:49 pm Link to this comment

#88554 by farmertx on 7/21 at 4:45 pm

Farmertx:

Yeah, they ain’t worth a damn at finding folks, but I was thinking of out sourcing the Supremes. Least the Pakistani Supreme Court can do the right thing.

OK, I got cha…we could outsource the Supremes. I don’t know who else would want them, but we could surely replace them all, with people who know the law, and are willing to work within it.

We need to do it fast though.

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By farmertx, July 21, 2007 at 5:45 pm Link to this comment

Cyrena

Yeah, they ain’t worth a damn at finding folks, but I was thinking of out sourcing the Supremes. Least the Pakistani Supreme Court can do the right thing.

Wonder how the Shrub feels now after all that bribing to get Pakistan on our side? Know that the Shootist is upset…all that money and Halliburton missed out; but they will make it up somewhere.

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By Sarasvatia, July 21, 2007 at 12:53 pm Link to this comment
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the Supreme Court of a desperately poor third-world struggling new democracy stands up to and wins against a no-so-dear leader,
      while on the other side of the planet -
a 200+ year old ‘democracy’ promotes and supports its government leaning over the edge of a precipice and peering into the abyss of tyranny and economic collapse and thusly championing a new contender for the membership into the third world club…

why?

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By cyrena, July 21, 2007 at 2:40 am Link to this comment

#88362 by farmertx on 7/20 at 4:39 pm

Damn shame when the Pakistani Court System out performs the American court system. Is there a way to out source to them?

We already tried this…remember? George put Musharraf in charge of finding Osama and Zawahiri for us, and he’s even given him 20.1 billion dollars since 2003, to do it.

I’m thinking we’re due a refund.

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By QuyTran, July 20, 2007 at 7:18 pm Link to this comment

We have to send Alberto Gonzales to Pakistan in helping this new devil (Musharraf).

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By farmertx, July 20, 2007 at 5:39 pm Link to this comment

Damn shame when the Pakistani Court System out performs the American court system. Is there a way to out source to them?

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