Much could be said about the lackluster reception accorded to the Pakistan Cricket Team upon its return to Pakistan after having won the Twenty20 World Cup in England. The heroic reception at the airport was put off due to security issues and instead the Prime Minister and the President both decided to honor the champions in separate receptions hosted in their honor.
The Prime Minister held an evening dinner to honor the champions, and the chaos which followed during the award distribution ceremony lacked the decorum of the Prime Ministers office, to make matters worse the stage show / comedy gig held ‘in honor’ was definitely an embarrassment.
Had if that had only been the end of the embarrassing run to garland the winning team we saw President Zardari flash his dental veneers at a lunch hosted at the Presidential House in the honor of the team.
During the ceremony he handed cash rewards to the players and addressed the young lads in which according to The News he is quoted to have said.
It is the one moment I have really rejoiced after the ‘Shahadat’ of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto
My, My is that one heck of a Freudian slip, did he just suggest that he may have celebrated the shahadat of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto by saying “I have really rejoiced after the shahadat ….”, could we be making a mountain out of a mole hill, quite possibly as a little searching around we bump into The Daily Times quoting a more sanitized version
The last time I remember being this happy was before the assassination of Benazir Bhutto,
Whoa, hold your horse for one minute, Daily Times has him celebrating before the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, either way one does have to wonder what was Mr. Asif Zardari celebrating before the assassination and then again after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, all seem a little too dubious
I personally have not seen the actual speech, [and don’t have the stomach to watch this goon any more then I am already forced to do so], I assume this speech was delivered in Urdu, and hence the variations in the translations, admittedly I might be making a big issue out of nothing, but what does trigger is the lingering question as to why no one seems interested in getting to the bottom of the mystery surrounding the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
Within this same week to add to this Freudian slip Bilawal Bhutto made a very animated Shakespearean speech in the UK during Benazir Bhutto’s birthday celebration [I strongly suggest you to watch the video of his speech, I could not stop laughing at his hand gestures and his animated delivery] What caught me by surprise amongst so many statement he made was when he said
Registering an FIR, would be to undermine the magnificence of BB
WTF! somethings fishy, one does have to start wondering that its been two years and counting, the primary beneficiaries of Benazir’s assassination [Asif Zardari and Rehman Malik] have not been questioned or grilled as to their involvement in her death, yet they both have publicly claimed to know ‘who killed her’. No police case has been registered and no attempt is being made to bring her perpetrators to justice, but instead they threateningly use the UN investigation team as a shield only to deflect the questions ‘the international investigation team will come’, its a foregone conclusions that the UN team shall never set foot on Pakistan soil at least as long as Zardari is in power.
Coming back to Zardari’s Freudian slip, psychologists generally say we never say things we don’t mean, there’s nothing like a slip of tongue, at some level.. we mean everything that “slips” out of our mouth. Even the Rickshaw drivers say it [image credit: Exquisite at Trite Novelty Blog]