Does anyone seriously believe this will lead anywhere productive?
Diplomats said John Negroponte had delivered a very strong message for an end to Pakistan’s state of emergency.
Ahead of the meeting, Gen Musharraf told the BBC his country was safe as long as the military was in charge.
He warned that if polls he has promised for January were held under disturbed conditions, the country’s nuclear arms could fall into the wrong hands.
Mr Negroponte, the US Deputy Secretary of State, is expected to try to revive a deal between opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and Gen Musharraf.
He spoke to Ms Bhutto on Friday, saying “moderate forces” should work together to get Pakistan back to democracy.
Mr Negroponte is expected to call for the release of thousands of lawyers and political prisoners and an end of emergency rule as a pre-requisite for a fair election.
Oh joy, Ambassador DeathSquad is lecturing Dubya’s pet dictator on how to play nice and be tame. This should be good.
But hey. At least he’s cracking down on pesky Marxists, like union leader Manzoor Ahmed. Aporrea reports what you won’t be seeing in the US anytime soon.