Pervez Musharraf had cricket star Imran Khan arrested:
Police in Pakistan arrested cricket legend Imran Khan and later charged him under anti-terrorism laws after he emerged from hiding to join a student protest Wednesday…
Khan, who led Pakistan to cricket World Cup glory in 1992, founded a small but vocal opposition party and called for Musharraf to be hanged for treason after the military ruler imposed emergency rule on November 3.
Mark Steyn at NRO remarks:
Imran is a ghastly opportunist who played a big part in fomenting Newsweek’s phony-baloney Koran-in-a-can story. But it’s hard to see what Musharraf has to gain by arresting him. I wonder if the finer points of the “emergency” are slipping beyond his control.
Steyn, of course, is dead wrong. Musharraf understands the finer points perfectly well- the Decider decides who is a threat, the Decider then throws them in jail to protect us from danger using “terrorism” as the justification, and then the decider detains them forever, sometimes in a secret location, sometimes sending them to Syria, and often times torturing them ourselves.
Musharraf understand things very well, and even though Marc Steyn is
British Canadian, by now he should understand this is just the American way of doing things. Hell, he and his amoral and idiotic cohort have spent the better part of the last 6 years making this the new reality. You would think they would recognize it in practice.