How dare the Pakistanis have a fair election, where the guy who declared martial law is thrown out! No freedom for them,the USA is working overtime to re-intall this brutal dictator who imprisioned judges and the media, and who suspended democracy. Remember that? No way our media will ever bring that up again... Why is the USA meddling in free people's lives. Would you be surprised if a pakistani citizen decided to retaliate when his newly elected government is overthrown and a dictator is installed? ----------------------- Musharraf, victors clash Ceremonial role will allow President's easy exit, U.S. and other governments say SAEED SHAH From Thursday's Globe and Mail February 21, 2008 at 4:38 AM EST ISLAMABAD â The U.S. administration and other Western powers are involved in behind-the-scenes negotiations with Pakistan's victorious political parties aimed at saving President Pervez Musharraf. Washington is concerned that a confrontation between the President and the newly elected government would plunge nuclear-armed Pakistan into a new political crisis and distract from fighting terrorism. Nawaz Sharif, leader of one of the two main opposition parties who triumphed at the polls on Monday, has declared that Mr. Musharraf should be impeached. Diplomatic and political sources also said that Western governments are trying to remove from the immediate political agenda the issue of reinstating the independent judiciary, who were fired by Mr. Musharraf in November. Restoring the judges would make it impossible for him to continue, as they are likely to rule that Mr. Musharraf's re-election as president, in October, was illegal, and possibly hear treason charges against him.