Friday, December 28, 2007
Been watching a news conference with Imran Khan on NDTV Online. He's blasting Musharraf, Bush, Rice, Bolton, all of them, demanding that Musharraf step down, NOW, that the elections be postponed, that the independent judiciary be restored and full investigations into the various assassinations and bombings be undertaken, that the democratic process be restored, that Bush and his henchmen go away, on and on. He is particularly harsh about the Bush/Musharraf strategy against terrorists and terrorism. He is apparently in India at this time, but vows to return to Pakistan (he was famously jailed for opposing Musharraf's emergency rule earlier in the year.)
He's written a very personal, moving and complex recollection of Benazir and the Bhuttos, not exactly a tribute, and yet its honesty is oddly touching in its own right.
Is it possible that Imran will emerge leading the political force that ousts the Musharraf autocracy? Sure looks like he's gonna try.