Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Irony! Bush Administration Tells Pakistan Leader to Never Restrict Personal Freedoms to Fight Terrorism.

Hat Tip to Thinkprogress.org, which writes:

White House Tells Musharraf: Never ‘Restrict Constitutional Freedoms’ To Fight Terrorism

During today’s White House press briefing, spokeswoman Dana Perino condemned Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s declaration of “emergency rule” in Pakistan. She said that the administration is “deeply disappointed” by the measure, which suspends the country’s constitution, and believes it is never “reasonable” to “restrict constitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism”:

Q: Is it ever reasonable to restrict constitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism?

MS. PERINO: In our opinion, no.

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