Maybe once you have a taste of political power, money seems boring by comparison. Why would Mitt Romney want to be President when he can have any life he wants with his money? Or maybe Musharaff truly believes he can make Pakistan better. His definition of a better country is probably very different from ours.
I have been a pointy-haired boss and I can tell you that I could feel my thought process changing. Power (at least to me) is a drug - I didn’t want to let go of it, and it was a rush knowing I could control people’s actions and emotions. Partially of course, I was still just a PHB at work, not even close to the power that presidents hold. The curse of self-awareness is what saved me from being a total dick, I believe. And now I see my colleagues behaving like pigs with their subordinates because they don’t even realize they are doing it.
Ironically, now that I am enjoying real R&D and it seems to be going well, if we succeed; I will be an even bigger PHB. I will almost have to be two different people - a macho my-dick-is-bigger-than-yours with the executives; and a “treat people as people to get shit done right” normal guy. For whatever reason, the biggest turds float to the top.
Footnote: I fucking hate HR lingo. People are not resources.
This is not news until he sets foot in pakistan. He has announced returns in the past and then changed his mind in the last minute. I don’t think he has gained any support inside the country since his last “return”.
^The religious nutcases hate him cause they see him as an american sellout. The more progressive pakistanis can’t stand him cause he is a military dictator that usurped power. The high-ranking officials in the military dislike him cause he stepped on many toes while he was an acting army chief. He’s certainly highly delusional to think he might get a trace of welcoming reception upon his arrival. His influence is nowhere near comparable to Benazir’s at the time of her arrival. He’ll probably change his mind once again right before the announced date and stay put where he is.
Well, he had the balls to actually return this time so my prediction was wrong… still, the only headlines I can see him making would be in conmection with assassination attempts - he has no political capital at all
The only headline he will make is when his head gets blown off by a pashtun. I bet right now 50 percent of Pashtun males are in line trying to figure out how they can get glory by being the first to blow themselves up in his face.