The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Bush's friendly dictator

Sep 23, 2002

Last month, Pakistan's military dictator Pervez Musharraf announced that he was "amending" Pakistan's constitution, to prevent the new parliament, to be elected in October, from removing him from the presidency. In other words, just when Bush is beating the drums for a war against Iraq's dictator, Saddam Hussein, Bush's good friend and ally, Musharraf, is busy solidifying his own repressive dictatorship.