Friday, September 22, 2006

Straight Talking

While the activities of certain diplomats are enough to make me feel like pulling my hair out, it seems that behind the scenes, they might not be quite so- well- diplomatic.

President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan said that after the September 11 attacks the United States threatened to bomb his country if it did not cooperate with America's war campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Musharraf, in an interview with CBS news magazine show "60 Minutes" that will air Sunday, said the threat came from Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and was given to Musharraf's intelligence director.

"The intelligence director told me that (Armitage) said, 'Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age,'" Musharraf said.

Let's hope that it's a message still being broadcast to nations which harbour or support terrorists.

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