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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Cheney Playing Games with Pakistan's Elections?

From Marcy Wheeler's "Emptywheel" blog at the FDL mothersite.

McClatchy is off to a running start in the new year--reporting that Benazir Bhutto was about to hand over to Arlen Specter and Patrick Kennedy evidence of an ISI plan to steal this next month's election in Pakistan.

The day she was assassinated
last Thursday, Benazir Bhutto had planned to reveal new evidence alleging the involvement of Pakistan's intelligence agencies in rigging the country's upcoming elections, an aide said Monday.

Bhutto had been due to meet U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., to hand over a report charging that the military Inter-Services Intelligence agency was planning to fix the polls in the favor of President Pervez Musharraf.

Safraz Khan Lashari, a member of the Pakistan People's Party election monitoring unit, said the report was "very sensitive" and that the party wanted to initially share it with trusted American politicians rather than the Bush administration, which is seen here as strongly backing Musharraf. ,,,

Given Bhutto's apparent worries about handing over evidence to the Bush Administration, I couldn't help but think of this story.

Current and past U.S. officials tell me that Pakistan policy is essentially being run from Cheney's office. The vice president, they say, is close to Musharraf and refuses to brook any U.S. criticism of him. This all fits; in recent months, I'm told, Pakistani opposition politicians visiting Washington have been ushered in to meet Cheney's aides, rather than taken to the State Department.
http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/

Looks like more classic Cheney diplomacy to me! One more reason to get behind Drexler and Kucinich and IMPEACH DICK CHENEY, here's another in the long list of high crimes (not misdemeanors) that Cheney started with his Energy Industry Task Force, and continues from his CEO bubba's club. Now the no-bid book-cookers will pull out all the stops to maintain their stranglehold on our political and economic processes.

And if we get suspicious, and the public starts demanding accountability, expect another fire to break out in another Cheney storage closet.

But some skeletons are hard to bury or burn... especially when they relate to political assassinations and mass murders.

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