Anti-Corruption Day, Blagojevich and Zardari

zardari-color-sketchWhen Barack Obama was elected president, Governor Blagojevich of Illinois saw opportunity in the vacancy created in the U.S. Senate U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago has the governor’s recorded conversations demanding $500,000 to a million dollars to sell the senate seat.  Blagojevich now stands to face an investigation, conversly

It seems that corrupt politicians such as Pakistan’s President Zardari, widely known as Mr. Ten Percent, instead get rewarded with high offices, with the assistance of amnesties arranged by the United States. It is what President Bush often describes as “soft bigotry of low expectations” when the West pushes for the pardon of corrupt politicians in countries such as Pakistan, in clear violation of the UN Conventions against Corruption. What is worse, such policies of condoning corruption are pursued in the name of promoting democracy in the third world.  Read More at Haq’s Musings Blog



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4 responses to “Anti-Corruption Day, Blagojevich and Zardari”

  1. Khurram Avatar

    It sounds great what you wrote if debated based on what the media wrote. In reality, its business as usual at the Governor’s office. Former Gov. George Ryan jailed on corruption charges in 2007, and looks like Mr Bush is going to Pardon him before he leaves office. So now, what is the difference?

  2. farrah k raja Avatar
    farrah k raja

    what about corruption and politics of deciet and lies of George Bush?Failure of human charecter,human judgement and weapons of Mass destruction biggest being George Bush himself.
    Let us not steer away…..George Bush ,exit not so fast sir,George Bush alone brought hate and misunderstanding against Islam and Pakistan,which the whole world is using against us now.
    The bomb of hate which George Bush has blasted against Islam and Pakistanis in the name of Terrorism ,we have to live with it.George Bush must appologise from Pakistan.

  3. Riaz Haq Avatar

    The difference is that Ryan has been convicted and jailed for corruption. Bush’s pardon, if it does happen, will not erase that official record. In fact, Ryan’s political career has ended. Now, he can never be elected to public office again, much less the office of the president. Similar fate was accorded Dan Rostenkowski, the powerful chairman of the appropriations committee in the US Congress in the 90s.

    The sad part is that Chicago politicians like Blagojevich have learned nothing from Ryan’s or Rostenkowski’s prosecution and conviction. Chicago politics remains as corrupt as ever, even threatening to taint Obama and his cohorts.

  4. d0ct0r Avatar

    President George W Bush’s lobbyist was charging ex dictators,tyrants and exiled leaders between 0.5 to 2 million dollars for one to one meetings with Bush,Dick Chenny,Condi Rice,NegroPontte .