Bush and Musharraf: Reagan and Rios Montt

Why the big to-do among lefty bloggers that our Bush said the other day that Musharraf has “advanced democracy in Pakistan”? From what I can tell, it at least makes more sense than Reagan telling us:

I know that President Rios Montt is a man of great personal integrity and commitment…. I know he wants to improve the quality of life for all Guatemalans and to promote social justice.