Pakistan for laughs

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is appearing on Jon Stewart’s show Tuesday night. Even Stewart seems amazed. Is it because Stewart is a worldwide media kingmaker? Is it because Musharraf plans to announce where bin Laden has been hiding. Is it because even sympathetic dictators have a sense of humor? No, it’s because he’s plugging a book.

  • Jim Wilson

    “Sympathetic dictators,” is that what we now call them? Sorta like when Bush refers to “alternative methods” for interrogation?

  • By looking at the history, it is obvious that the West has played an active role in suppressing people around the world by supporting dictators such as Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Ferdinand Marcos, and Augusto Pinochet.

    Nowadays, most of the dictators in the Middle East are regarded as close allies of the West because they are ensuring unrestricted supply of oil to the Western countries.

  • Then last night the Daily Show reported on CNN’s new “I Report for CNN” feature. I don’t think you’re posted about it, but I imagine you’d be interested. Their ad for it is very dorky.