I heard this Musharraf moment on NPR early this morning. A very left-wing NPR commentator - is there any other kind? - noted that dictator Musharraf invoked Lincoln while snuffing out civil liberties in Pakistan, and she commented, "now that's a bit of a stretch." Unfortunately, these ignorant people cling to the old stories of presidential hero worship and refuse to acknowledge the historical facts that show that presidents throughout history have raised up the executive branch to a level of power that is neither compatible to liberty or prudent to the sensible man.
~ Karen DeCoster, "NPR Pro-War Leftists for Lincoln," LewRockwell.com Blog, November 6, 2007