Rumor has it that Mr. Zardari, in league with certain retired Pakistani generals, has launched a new propaganda campaign against the Muslim League (N) leaders. The purpose, it is being said, is to force Mr. Nawaz Sharif to give up on his mission to ensure that Musharraf is tried, and to draw attention away from the 17th amendment that has, illegally, altered Pakistani parliamentary system in favor of an indirectly elected president. None of this is new. And while Mr. Zardari was married to a great woman of character, we should not expect that he himself possesses the same courage and character as the late Benazir Bhutto did.
So don’t be surprised at the silly adventures of Chicken-heart Zardari; it is absurd to expect courage and forethought from someone who, despite having been married to a great leader, has no respect for the legacy and wishes of his late wife and our leader.
The question that we should be asking Mr. Chicken-heart is simply this: What does the country gain if its democratically elected leaders destroy the character of other popular leaders to save a washed out dictator?