Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Resigns! (Video)
The radical Islamists and their media helpers are happy tonight…
Staunch US ally in the War on Terror, President Pervez Musharraf resigned today in Pakistan after 9 years in power.
Pressure had been mounting on him for months to leave office.
Musharraf says some people were putting self interest in front of the country and this has forced him to resign. His resignation will go to the speaker of the National Assembly today.
The BBC reported:
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, facing impeachment by parliament, has announced that he is resigning.
In a national televised address he said he was confident the charges against him would not stand, but this was not the time for more confrontation.
The charges against the president include violation of the constitution and gross misconduct.
He has been one of the United States’ strongest allies in its war against Islamist extremism.
His political rivals swept to power last February in national and provincial elections after months of political confrontation and worsening militant violence.
Reuters announced that no unrest was expected as a result of the increasingly unpopular leader’s resignation… We will see.
US democrats will likely rejoice in this news from nuclear armed Pakistan. They have publicly ridiculed the strong US ally for years.
Downing Street praised Musharraf and urged Pakistan to promote strong democratic institutions.
UPDATE: Sweetness and Light wonders if Obama will recommend bombing Pakistan now as he promised.
UPDATE 2: Gates of Vienna posted a thorough analysis of the situation.