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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Sound Familiar?

posted by on November 4 at 11:20 AM

It’s hard not to wince a little at this line in this morning’s report on martial law in Pakistan:

Musharraf’s order allows courts to function but suspends some fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution, including freedom of speech. It also allows authorities to detain people without informing them of the charges.

Send a check to the ACLU please.

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Send money to the ACLU, huh?

I would if they cared as much about the human rights of American citizens like me as they did for suspected foreign terrorists these days.

Posted by Packratt | November 4, 2007 11:43 AM

Sounds like he's getting some tips from the Bushies.

Posted by M | November 4, 2007 12:45 PM

Yeah, our constitution's been pretty much suspended for what, 6 years now?

Posted by otla | November 4, 2007 1:08 PM

"Who could have imagined a miltary general who took control in a coupe would initate marial law? How could anyone see that coming? This is such a shock to me and everyone in the State Department"

Posted by Condi Rice before the Senate | November 4, 2007 3:37 PM

Anything Musharraf is doing presently= a thousand times better than fair elections leading to a fundamentalist government armed with nuclear weapons, ready to finally settle the score with India, Iran, or god only knows who else.

But remember how Obama was totally irresponsible for calling Pakistan our biggest threat? WEEEEEEEEEEE.

Posted by step to the realpolitik | November 4, 2007 3:44 PM

Some scary headlines coming out of there. 500 opposition leaders, lawyers & human rights activists arrested:

Posted by Gidge | November 4, 2007 6:05 PM

STTR@5: No shit. Whenever (or if) an actually free election is staged in Pakistan, it will be the final one. And the world will be even more fucked, considering that these sweethearts have had nukes for a long time now.

Posted by bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran | November 4, 2007 9:58 PM

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