A.Q. Khan: Another Take

Posted on October 9, 2006
Filed Under >iFaqeer, Humor, People, Politics
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Guest Post by iFaqeer

Given the views expressed by Gen. Musharraf in his book In The Line of Fire, and the recent discussions on ATP on the whole Abdul Qadeer Khan affair, I thought I woudl share a rather old but still relevant comedy news bit done on this on The Daily Show.

This is before Steven Colbert had his own show and soon after Gen. Musharraf pardonned A.Q. Khan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooXEF9xrv3g&eurlWha tever you think about A.Q.Khan, here is one view of how his actions and our reactions to them look to the outside world.

As usual, the folks at The Daily Show say things that only a humourist can. The “He said sorry.” The “Pakistan didn’t sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.” The hypocrisy of “Godfearing nations full of very religious people” (both Western and Muslim?) wanting nuclear weapons (of course, he didn’t, but citizens of Islamic Republics do well to remember the proscription against weapons that have long-term environmental effects)…it goes on and on.

iFaqeer is a writer, blogger and journalist who currently makes his living as a technical writer based in Silicon Valley, USA. (See more at iFaqeer’s blog).

17 responses to “A.Q. Khan: Another Take”

  1. BG says:

    anyone has the video of the views on news program in which dr shahid masood became very jazbati when president pardoned him??

  2. MQ says:

    Not being a great enthusiast of “enlightened moderation” I take everything that Musharraf says with a pinch of salt. But on the issue of “Pakistan Khan” Musharraf sounds credible. The Khan had become the proverbial genei and only Musharraf could put him back in the bottle, which he did — literally.

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