Nawaz Sharif tried to impose Islamic law on Pakistan in 1998 while he was prime minister. There were reports that he repeatedly met with Osama Bin Laden. He was charged with corruption and was chased out of Pakistan.
This past year he came back to give it another shot.
Today, Senators Kerry, Biden and Hagel hung out with the corrupt former prime minister and Islamist Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan.
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, second from left, stands with, from left, U.S. Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., at his residence in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. The senators visited to observe Monday’s voting in parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/KM Chaudary)
Pakistan’s current Prime Minister has been a staunch supporter of the War on Terror.
Musharraf is also the first Pakistani leader to meet with the American Jewish Congress and accepted Israeli aid after the devastating earthquakes in 2005. Musharraf also helped push rape law reform in Pakistan.
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Captain Ed thinks Musharraf came out a winner for not stealing the outcome.
That’s not much of a consolation prize. Musharraf’s days in office are now numbered and what lies ahead is anyone’s guess.