Speaking of dictatorships
Ain't nothing like seeing potential masssive political unrest in a country with nuclear weapons:
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency on Saturday, ahead of a crucial Supreme Court ruling on his future as president, thrusting the country deeper into political turmoil as it struggles with spreading Islamic militancy.
Seven Supreme Court judges immediately rejected the emergency, which suspended the current constitution. The government blocked transmissions of private news channels in several cities and telephone services in the capital, Islamabad, were cut.
As Atrios says, who could have forseen something like this from a man who seized power in a military coup?
And so much for Musharraf's promise to give up military power if re-elected, I guess.