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Pakistan's leader leaves the army, but his war on the constitution continues

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf once referred to his general's uniform as a "second skin." On Nov. 28, yielding to pressure from his own people as well as from his strongest ally, the U.S., Musharraf finally shed that skin. In a ceremony at military headquarters in Rawalpindi, a tearful Musharraf handed the baton to a loyalist, saying "I have loved this army."

It is just a strategic retreat, however. His departure from the military clears the way for him to take up a second five-year term as President and wins him points at home and abroad. But regardless of what outfit he wears,...

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