Say Goodnight, Pervez
Nothing to worry about here. Just a nuclear-armed Islamic nation, about to undergo massive civil unrest and the rise of Al Qaeda: Musharraf Is Expected to Resign in Next Few Days.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Faced with desertions by his political supporters and the unsettling neutrality of the Pakistani military, President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan is expected to resign in the next few days rather than face impeachment, Pakistani politicians and Western diplomats said Thursday.
His departure from office seems likely to unleash new instability in the country as the two main parties in the civilian government jockey for his share of power. It would also remove from the political stage the man who has served as the Bush administration’s main ally here for the last eight years.
He’s got his nest egg, and he’s bailing out.