Skip to comments.Musharraf to West: 'We have our own brains'
Posted on 01/24/2008 5:01:40 PM PST by indcons
Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf lashed out Thursday at what he called Western "intellectual arrogance" toward his country, angrily dismissing claims that rising unpopularity has undermined his authority.
He also dismissed allegations that he cannot be trusted to hold free and fair elections as "totally absurd."
Musharraf, who was forced to impose a state of emergency last year to quell violent protests but failed to prevent the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, sought to defend his embattled leadership and record in combating terrorism.
"The mandate has been given. Why doesn't the West, which is supposed to be civilized, understand things?" Musharraf told CNN in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
"Why doesn't it understand that we maybe are a developing country, we have our flaws, we believe in constitution, we know how to run government, we are not such clueless people who do not know how to run a country, we have our own brains." Watch Musharraf blast Western "intellectual arrogance" »
He added, "Unfortunately there is a degree of, may I say, intellectual arrogance that I see in the West which thinks that these developing countries are some kind of people who do not know how to govern, they do not know anything."
Musharraf has been accused by Western critics and his political opponents of rolling back democracy in Pakistan in an effort to maintain power.
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Thanks to unrestricted Islamic immigration in Europe - both legal and illegal - this statement of Musharraf's makes perfect sense.
They have their * own brains * yes...of course.
The thing they don’t have is a Humane understanding.
Musharraf has been a terrific dictator, but he needs to get off this self-pity kick. He is beginning to sound like a Clinton.
But we have many more, because we make use of the mental abilities of women as well as men.
That gives us a two-for-one advantage, right?
That;s because your brains are up your rears.
And we bang them against the ground 5X a day! We often use explosives and to take them out and play with them!
Kahlua at the bar!
Yeah. Well, I hope his “Brains” are better performers than his “soldiers”.
Of course they have brains, and they excrete them daily. :/
I’d feel a lot better if their military was worth a squirt of wee wee. But it isn’t.
Having them and what one uses them for makes all the difference. Even fruitflies have brains.
Mu-shu doesn’t like being judged by results.
Who cares about “free & fair elections”? Just watch the nukes.