September 27, 2006Aside

Weekday Squib: Locating Musharraf’s new book

Where The Acorn offers advice to bookstore managers.

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Gen Musharraf’s book is climbing up the bestseller list, thanks to a book promotion tour funded by taxpayers (American ones, for few Pakistanis pay taxes).

It contains accounts of one high-ranking Pakistani general who concluded that 9/11 was an American conspiracy, another who believed that Pakistan actually won the Kargil war, and was ghostwritten by a person who insinuated on television that the July 7th 2005 bus bombings in London were a Jewish conspiracy.

Those who seek to set the record straight have begun to dispute claims Musharraf makes in his book. The Acorn has a simpler suggestion: bookstores should shelve it under FICTION/FANTASY.



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