bush is supporting Musharraf. This is a man that has removed all the Supreme Court justices that felt his take over of the Pakistani government was illegal. He has replaced them with his own supporters and they have rubber stamped his presidencey. I suppose bush admires this and, if given the time, he may even replicate some of these moves. When challenged he arrested journalist, lawyers, and anyone that he sees a threat. But bush is blindly following along. Here is a quote from ABC News. "Under international pressure, Musharraf appears to be relaxing some of his strong-arm tactics, however he has already lost credibility with many Pakistanis. He continues to enjoy the support of the Bush administration, a fact not lost on Pakistan's literate elite. The morning after President Bush told ABC News' Charles Gibson that Musharraf "hadn't crossed the line," the story of Bush's support was splashed on the front page of every major Pakistani newspaper." I guess Dictators stick together!