On September 19, 2001, Musharraf addressed the people of Pakistan and stated while he supported the Taliban, unless Pakistan reversed its support, Pakistan risked being endangered by an alliance of India and the USA. In 2006, Musharraf testified that this stance was pressured by threats from the U.S, and revealed in his memoirs that he had "war-gamed" the United States as an adversary and decided that it would end in Pakistan losing such a conflict, especially since arch rivals India would also join in such an attack.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
What About Pakistan?
The worst fear in the administration of G.W. Bush is the formation of a fundamentalist muslim state armed with nuclear weapons. That's why we attacked and invaded Iraq. Sort of. It wasn't a fundamentalist muslim state before the war but it is now. That's also why we support the military dictator of Pakistan. He is all that stands between us and a fundamentalist muslim state armed with nuclear weapons. Pakistan's military dictator, General Pervez Musharraf, has a very fine line to tread. He is all that stands between us and a nuclear armed muslim fundamentalist state.