[quote=“Globe and Mail”]Pakistan’s ruling coalition announced plans Thursday to seek the impeachment of President Pervez Musharraf, alleging the U.S.-backed former general had “eroded the trust of the nation” during his eight years in power.
Despite his unpopularity in Pakistan, Mr. Musharraf has so far resisted calls to step down and insisted he will serve out his current five year term after he was elected in a contentious parliamentary vote in October.
He dominated Pakistan for eight years and became a close U.S. ally after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but ceded control of the powerful army last year and has been sidelined in government since the coalition parties trounced his allies in parliamentary elections in February.[/quote]
Messy. Potentially explosive. But beautiful all the same.