September 21, 2006Foreign Affairs

…than with a kind word alone

How a FATWAT was recruited

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan (said)…that after 9/11, the U.S. threatened to bomb his country if it didn’t help America’s war on terrorism.

Musharraf says the threat came from then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and was delivered to Musharraf’s intelligence director.

[ISI Director Mahmud Ahmed] told me that (Armitage) said, Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age,’” recalls Musharraf. It was insulting, he says. I think it was a very rude remark.”

But he reacted to it in a responsible way, he tells Kroft. One has to think and take actions in the interests of the nation, and that’s what I did.” [CBS News emphasis added]

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