Of course, nowhere in the US mainstream media will you find this story. And given their incredible track record thus far, who here thinks that this move is a good one? This PNAC-driven foreign policy has the anti-Midas touch of absolutely screwing up everything within reach.
The Age (Australia): (h/t Gregory)
The US has indicated for the first time that it might be willing to back plans by elite echelons of the military in Islamabad to oust Pervez Musharraf from power, as the Pakistani President was beset by major new difficulties over his attempts to sack the country's chief justice.[..]
US officials told The New York Times the plan would see the Vice-Chief of the Army, Ahsan Saleem Hyat, take over from General Musharraf as head of the military and former banker Mohammedmian Soomro installed as president, with General Hyat wielding most of the power.[..]
The US report suggests a growing disenchantment towards General Musharraf in Washington and indicates that the longstanding view that the alternative to his regime would be chaos and a takeover by extremist Islamic mullahs is no longer ascendant.
The US officials say hardline Islamists have usually not done well in elections in Pakistan and that if General Musharraf were removed, a doomsday scenario would not necessarily follow.
Yeah, and these "US officials" have been so bang on correct in their assessment of international reactions in the past, haven't they?