Let that sink in....
Obama's compound/hideaway/prison was built about 6 years ago.....2005/6 - ish?
Musharaff ran that country as a military dictatorship. He professed to be an American ally in the war. He was given BILLIONS in return for his ........ assistance.
And now, he's protesting our raid to kill the one man that everyone was looking for, who was living 30 miles from the capitol, across the street from a police station, and 1000 feet away from Musharaff's premier MILITARY ACADEMY.....
The former military strongman told the expatriate Pakistan community in Dubai that all "peace loving people" should be happy that bin Laden was killed, but no Pakistani accepted the violation of their sovereignty.
"...no country will accept such a violation by the US, which undermines Pakistan's sovereignty, army and intelligence," Musharraf was quoted as saying in The National daily. "This is not acceptable to any Pakistani individual."
Of course, any knowledge of OBL's whereabouts was a complete mystery to him, even as the Pakistani intelligence services have continued to assist the Taliban.
In an interview with the National Public Radio in the US, Musharraf had on Friday blamed incompetence by his country's intelligence agencies for allowing Al-Qaeda leader to live undetected in Pakistan for years.
"One can draw only two conclusions," Musharraf told NPR. "One is complicity from our intelligence agencies. The second is incompetence and I strongly believe in the latter," Musharraf said.
"I cannot imagine that there was complicity."
No. Of course not. He's shocked! Shocked, I tell you, to see OBL living comfortably in Pakistan. Nice way to keep that money flowing.....
And now we find out that Musharaff made an agreement with President Bush about the possibility of this very raid.... a secret agreement. What was he saying in that interview above? "This is not acceptable to any Pakistani individual."
Yep, unless he stands to make billions of dollars in aid.......
The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil similar to last week's raid that killed the al-Qaida leader, the Guardian has learned.
The deal was struck between the military leader General Pervez Musharraf and President George Bush after Bin Laden escaped US forces in the mountains of Tora Bora in late 2001, according to serving and retired Pakistani and US officials.
Under its terms, Pakistan would allow US forces to conduct a unilateral raid inside Pakistan in search of Bin Laden, his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the al-Qaida No3. Afterwards, both sides agreed, Pakistan would vociferously protest the incursion.
"There was an agreement between Bush and Musharraf that if we knew where Osama was, we were going to come and get him," said a former senior US official with knowledge of counterterrorism operations. "The Pakistanis would put up a hue and cry, but they wouldn't stop us."
Its just a coincidence that his agreement has suddenly surfaced after the Pakistan Intelligence Services attempted to reveal the name of the CIA station chief in Islamabad......