Several people I've talked to in the last few days came to me saying they don't have the slightest clue about what's going on in Pakistan, to please explain. Hah! As if I'm the expert. I tried not to confuse them even more basically saying: Musharaf was a military dictator pretending to be a democratic president. Just when he was about to be forced to hand over his dictatorship he forced his country into a state of emergency, so he can continue to have absolute control, but now without pretending to be anything but a military dictator.