Pakistan Misquoted on Taliban Truce
This makes the most sense…
It is hard to imagine that Pakistan would just give part of its territory away to the Taliban and Al Qaeda and believe that it would make the country more safe!
After all, President Musharraf is not an appeasing democrat.
A follow-up from ABC this morning:
The government of Pakistan today denied it would allow Osama bin Laden to avoid capture under terms of a peace agreement it signed with Taliban leaders in the country’s North Waziristan area.
“If he is in Pakistan, today or any time later, he will be taken into custody and brought to justice,” the Pakistani ambassador to the United States, Mahmud Ali Durrani, said in a statement…
General Sultan said today he “rejected” the idea that Pakistan had created a safe haven for terrorists.
The ambassador said a Pakistani military spokesman, Major General Shaukat Sultan, had been “grossly misquoted” when he told ABC News Tuesday that bin Laden would not be taken into custody “as long as one is being like a peaceful citizen.” The comments were recorded in a telephone interview with ABC News.
However, Bill Roggio does not like the developments in “Talibanistan”.
John Stephenson has more on this story.