I spoke to President Musharraf right before I came over here to visit with President Sarkozy. And my message was that we believe strongly in elections and that you ought to have elections soon, and you need to take off your uniform. You can’t be the president and the head of the military at the same time.
So I had a very frank discussion with him.
Look, our objective is the same in Burma as it is in Pakistan, and that is to promote democracy.
There is a difference, however. Pakistan has been on the path to democracy. Burma hadn’t been on the path to democracy. And it requires different tactics to achieve the common objective.
And as I told you, I just spoke to President Musharraf before I came here and my message was very plain, very easy to understand, and that is, the United States wants you to have the elections as scheduled and take your uniform off.
Just in case you didn’t catch that:
You can’t be the president and the head of the military at the same time.
As everyone knows, since they teach it in 4th grade social studies, the President of the United States of America is, in fact, the Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces. Apparently, President Numbskull doesn’t believe that the President (him) can be the head of the military. So that leaves me wondering one thing: WHO THE FUCK IS RUNNING THE MILITARY IF DIMBULB BUSH “CAN’T”?