Accra, Ghana (UPSI) – Flying overnight from Islamabad, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf met up with President Bush as he was ending his five-day tour of Africa in Ghana early this morning. Bush has reportedly agreed to transport Musharraf back to the United States as he has asked for political asylum. On Monday, Musharraf was dealt a resounding blow in the parliamentary elections in Pakistan where his PML-Q party won only 30 seats. The late Benazir Bhutto’s PPP party took 110 seats, and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N Party took 100 seats of the total 272.
“I believe old Mushy got a little more than what I would call a ‘thumpin’ “, President Bush quipped to reporters, “back in the United States I think we call it a ‘humpin’. He has served this administration well, and the bottom line is that you never leave a man behind. He was clearly a victim of partisan politicking, and I think he’s taking it well.”
The White House stated that it would indeed be granting political asylum to Musharraf after a significant debriefing. Plans would be for Musharraf to eventually oversee the FBI and CIA’s Pakistani translation pool, and coordinate efforts to halt the spread of nuclear technology.