Sage Jesse Jackson Urges President Musharraf to Step Down
Peacemaker and race hustler Jesse Jackson urged President Musharraf to step down in Pakistan. He also called for an end to violence.
He did not mention anything about cutting nuts off if Musharraf did not comply, however.
American civil rights leader Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., has urged President Pervez Musharraf to resign immediately and save his country from further political chaos.
In a statement issued by his office, Mr Jackson also appealed for end to violence in Pakistan.
“For the sake of democracy, civility and security, I appeal to President Musharraf to step down,” he said. “Further violence and bloodshed must be avoided. A restoration of peace is essential.”
Mr Jackson said that by stepping down, President Musharraf could open a pathway to restore social and economic stability in the country.
Mr Jackson’s son Jesse Jackson, Jr., is co-chairman of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
Democrats have been attacking President Musharraf for years now. He is a staunch US ally, after all. Now they are about to get their wish. President Musharraf is expected to step down in the next few days.
Lord only knows what awaits Pakistan.
It will all be Bush’s fault anyway.
Amir Taheri discusses “Pakistan’s Pathetic Impeach Push” today at the New York Post.
Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
UPDATE: A spokesman for President Musharraf denied reports that the Pakistani leader has agreed to step down.