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May 26th, 2011
12:36 PM ET

Pervez Musharraf says America showed "arrogance" in entering Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden

Piers Morgan interviewed former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf this week, and addressed both whether Musharraf supported the killing of Osama bin Laden and whether he thought the Pakistan government knew of bin Laden's hideout. But Musharraf also talked about the "arrogance" of America in coming in to Pakistan without letting the country know. "Theoretically, technically, yes indeed, it's an act of war," he said, but noted it wouldn't necessarily signal a war. "How to deal with it is the question, and I leave it to the government there to how they want to deal with it."

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  1. Telling it like it is

    Thank you Mr. Musharraf for standing up and saying it like it is. You should be running the country instead of these idiots that are. You have the experience, persona, and the balls to stand up and say it to these arrogant as******s.

    May 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. ArrogantOrNot

    Arrogant or not, we'll always come in and do what we have to do to keep our nation safe. You've made it clear we can't trust you, so we'll do whatever we damn please. Good luck stopping us with your third-rate military.

    May 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • America first

      Well stated.

      May 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Naija4All

      Trust me they can stop US (US DID NOT WIN IN IRAQ NOR AFGHANISTAN) but going to war with another country like Pakistan will drain US economy and will not do you any good. Unfortunately for US, they need Pakistan to fight war on terrorism as nobody will allow US in that axis, already Afghanistan and Iraq govt already shown US the exit door.

      May 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mike

        I wouldnt believe that for one second if I were you. When crunch time comes, Americans stick together. If we go to war, NATO goes with us. That means we will begin exporting more weapons to less capable countries to bring them on par with the US. More exports equals more money. We have the most capable military in the WORLD. No country would dare declare war on the United States. Look at facts, who has EVER invaded the united states? Ever? We are arrogant because we can be. We spend 21 Billion on your country, believe we will enter it when ever we feel. Consider the US as your landlord, we are just kicking out unruly tenants :)

        May 27, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard hymes

      Arrogance is what keeps us safe. Pakistan might want to try it some time!

      May 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nurul Aman

      Pakistan was never trust worthy since its inception. It has been a lose, lose diplomatic game for decades. Their own people do not trust the Government and the military. They are simply dishonest, evil, pathological liars and hypocrites in the world. All experts in the intelligence community have a agreed on single conclusion: "Pakistan is the Epicenter of Terrorism" in the world.

      May 26, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tony Eu

        You are absolutely right to say that Pakistanis are liars and cheats. The same goes for Musharraf. In fact he is more arrogant and should have been thotoughly investigated for missing Millions and the murder of "Bhutto". If he was
        innocent, why did he seek refuge in England and not face his people and the courts at home. In any event, he will
        be judged in time to come. He is just plain lucky to have escaped proper justice!!!
        He looks so dumb on TV with his explanation and expression of the raid by U.S. Special Forces. Pakistani Special Forces just wont get the job done because their Leaders are totally corrupted and more interested in lining their pockets over security and peace. We have currently Arab Uprising. It should be termed Muslim Uprising and wont
        be long before other countries in Asia suffer same fate. The killings are between the muslims so good luck to them.

        May 27, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. peace

    Its strange all of you still trust us, they have their own interests,,,

    May 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. wizpopr

    Pakistan can say what it wants. They are the ones harboring terrorists and the Taliban and doing nothing except collecting our foreign aide. Screw them. The middle east is a lost cause. The only way that there will ever be peace is if they can change the entire middle east to Islam. In fact, the only way there will ever be peace with no terrorist attacks is if we all turn to Islam and let the extremists rule our lives.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lost Cause

      I completely agree. US should get the f... out of Pakistan, Afganistan,Iraq, and Libya. Build a wall around United Stated don't let anyone in or out. I think world would be a better place.

      May 26, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • MARK

        YES.... I AGREE THAT WE SHOULD GET OUT AND LEAVE YOU TO YOUR TERRORISTS TO KILL YOUR PEOPLE IN DROVES!

        May 27, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Nurul Aman

      Exactly so! That is what those evils have been dreaming on for hundreds of years. The way the tyranny of Islam is being ruled in the Middle East and Pakistan, they want the same to other parts of the world by destroying modern civilization. That dream will never come true. Those evils will kill themselves and thus destroy themselves as they have been doing for thousands of years. We will defeat you Musharraf. You have called this US raid on bin-Laden is arrogant and act of war. You are right, it is an act of war and you are a supporter of the terrorists harbored in your country. So, be it. We are at war with your sovereignty and we will make alliance with India to destroy your Islamic republic alias "the epicenter of terrorism". Killing bin-Laden is the beginning.

      May 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Anti Nural Aman

        Nural Aman is a Indian Hindu. FYI, I wish Indian would Attack Pakistan, and launch a Nuke. In response Pakitan would do the same. However, you only destroyed 180 million muslims and one muslim country, still another billion muslims to go. But this would be end of Hinduism and India. :)

        May 26, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Naija4All

    I don't think I will have different opinion about Obama sounding irresponsible and arrogant but Pakistan too have to put her house in order.

    May 26, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Mush

    This guy wants to protect the terrorists hiding in pakistan-we should not let this guy into USA anymore

    May 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. The real truth

    Hey Naija4All: If they can stop the USA why did their top Generals say they don't have the technology to track the noisiest aircraft (Helicopter) coming in and out of there country. The reality is, we (USA) have the most powerful/technological advanced armed forces in the world and if we need to come in and out of a country to kill a terrorist we will do so ANYTIME and ANYPLACE...As for Iraq/ Afghanistan, our military had to play with both arms and legs tied behind their backs due to not wanting to harm civilians. Trust me, if we had really turned them loose both countries would be a wasteland for another 100 years. I say we get out of those counties that ares still stuck in the middle ages and dare them to ever try anything again. And if they do, we turn both capital cities into a nuclear wasteland civilians be damned. You would be surprised how that would get everyones attention.

    May 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Richard hymes

      It went like this. Obama called the Pakistan inelligence, who called the president, and told them to turn off the radar. It happened. We went in did our job, got out. They got another check. The rest is fodder for CNN. Think about that.

      May 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Diffrent Take

        I think seal went in, Pakistan found out it was Americans. Well what do you do at that time ? Do you Attack the seals and start a War with US ? I think it was a well calculated decision not to do anything. You really think 40 minutes of Gun fight with Helicoptors, and not even Police showes up ? I don't think soo.

        May 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • The real real truth

      Before you put your self on a pedistal. Please remember it took you 10 year to find Bin Laden. Amount of money you used could have paid of medicare, education for decades.

      May 26, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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  8. Jeff Hoover

    All the foreign aid we currently we give to Pakistan, we should instead give to India. Furthermore, we should give nuetron bomb technology to India. With nuetron bomb know-how, India could take care of the Pakistani and Taliban problem and unlike the USA the Indians would have the balls to nuke Pakistan!

    May 26, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nurul Aman

      I agree! Good points!

      May 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • anit nural aman

        Nural Aman is a Indian Hindu. FYI, I wish Indian would Attack Pakistan, and launch a Nuke. In response Pakitan would do the same. However, you only destroyed 180 million muslims still another billion to go. But this would be end of Hinduism and India .

        May 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Luck

        I am toltaly wowed and prepared to take the next step now.

        June 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jo

    We are all discussing this like we know the inside story. I think Musharaf can only talk like this because he is not in power. All these statements are for increasing ratings. The real story is some thing else which we may never find out. And by the way, why do you give money to Pakistan. You are a democratic country if Pakistan is not good enough demand from your country to stop the payments. How long did it take to capture the serbian guy? How long did it take get Jaycee Lee Daghart abductor?. I am not supporting anyone but lets accept a person can hide in a democratic country if do not leave the compound. Lets not blame democrqacy and allow some freedom to people.

    May 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Jeff Hoover

    How dare this man talk about arrogance. What is this fellows background. He must be the one who had made arrangements for the ladens to move into Pak soil. We should cut off all the funding given to this rogue state.

    May 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • TK

      J.Hoover...........obviously ur ignorance is personified when u make stupid statement – research and educate ur self prior to commenting or basically tooting the education u get from the media. People like u lump us Americans in the same bracket as Bush and the Tea baggers............travel the world and see 4 urself what the rest of the world thinks of us and rightfully so; since our people blindly believe the govt and what ever that gets published

      May 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anti Nural Aman

      Nural Aman is a Indian Hindu. FYI, I wish Indian would Attack Pakistan, and launch a Nuke. In response Pakitan would do the same. However, you only destroyed 180 million muslims still another billion to go. But this would be end of Hinduism and India :) .

      May 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. neutral

    Considering the history of successful and attempted assassinations on Pakistani government officials from within, plus threats to their families; it is hard to imagine having full confidence in the country's governance and fully share actionable intelligence.

    Obviously it would be preferred by both countries that Pakistan had the capacity to have solved this as an internal matter, that is what sovereignty and diplomacy are about. Some in Pakistan would portray the US as having become pro-Indian because of this; rest assured if this had been India, the US would be stuck with the same options.

    May 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Daryl

    Musharf is one big lie, he is indeed someone who has harboured and encouraged terrorism. He is a hypocrite. Please see attached link, this interview was condcuited by one of the best journalist. Piers Morgan, please take note of this partcular interview.

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB9Jqwtq94I&w=640&h=390]

    Thanks

    May 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Okay

      Yeah, I watched it. What was your point ? I think he makes it very clear that people fighting for the cause of Kashmir against Indian Army are not considered Terrorist, they are Freedom fighter. Then he goes on to say people targeting civilians is a terriorism. I failed to get your point ?

      May 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Daryl

        This response is to mr OKAY.

        My point is that Musharaf contracdicts to what he says in the interview vs the interview with Barkha Dutt. He now refers to them as terrorist in his earlier interview with Barkha Dutt when he was in power he refers to them as freedom fighters, so do you get my point now?Get to know the core issue and get your facts right to get a better understanding of these rouge rulers. Thank You.

        May 27, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. Laurie

    Congratulations, Piers, you're so good at putting words in his mouth....isn't this "leading the witness" ? And, which side are you on – anyway? This language is trickier – and more fraught – than you realize...Caution.

    May 26, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ryan

      Thank You Laurie! I was amazed at the gall or Piers Morgan pushing Musharef to say that Pakistan should consider the USA's killing Osama as an attack on Pakistan! Piers' your interview was an attack on the US's decision to not inform Pakistan. Everyone knows that this subject is a delicate one for our national security, and to push Musharef the way you did while Hillary Clinton is on the way there to smooth things over is treasonous! Your pre-emtive treacherous manipulation of our diplomacy is deplorable. If I was Hillary I'd revoke your green card and edeport your limey ass back to the UK! Respectfully, Ryan.

      May 28, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. JayHD

    It's crazy to see the distrust-bordering-on-hatred being shown by the Pakistanis and Indians on this board. I suddenly have a better understanding as to why they can't resolve their differences.

    I have tremendous respect for the people in both nations, having befriended a few Pakistanis and spent 2 months working in Mumbai (shortly after the train station bombing a few years ago). I wish your nations could move beyond the bickering and terrorist acts. And yes, I understand the terrorism comes from extremist groups and not your people in general. That makes the negativity on this board even more upsetting.

    Also, I know America isn't perfect, and has done much to taint our image over the years, but I'd like the commenters on here to understand that most Americans just want to bring our troops home and earn the world's trust and respect again. But nearly ALL Americans agree that we needed to get bin Laden without anyone knowing of the operation. If Pakistan is truly our ally, they must understand that. In turn, America must not publicly hold Pakistan accountable for harboring bin Laden, even if privately some will believe that was the case.

    May 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Thank you!!!

      JayHD, you are the first rational person on this page. However, I would mention this. Bin Laden had a $ 25 million award on his head. How many people did you meet in Pakistan or India who would give up that kind of money to protect a murderer ? What I am trying to say is, I don't think alot of people knew about him.

      May 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JayHD

        Nearly all of them. Only a few people truly knew he was there. The question is whether any of those few people were in the Pakistani government or military.

        May 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Imran from Pakistan

      COME ON people..it is very simple. Had Musharaf given up OBL, he would have gotten 25 million for his head and thats it. Instead he kept him alive and kept the war on terror alive and milked US for more than 21 Billion dollars. By the way, most of that 21 billion by now is safely stashed away in Musharafs Swiss accounts.

      May 26, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • gunkpap

        Imran, you have hit the nail right on the head! Mussaraf took his cash not only from the U.S. He took cash from Bin Laden as well in order to protect him in Abbotabad. It was during his term that BL moved into Pakistan.

        May 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Randy

    Bottom line, OBL had been hiding in Pakistan for 5 years and he definately had a support network!! He stayed there because he assumed and hoped the US would never come after him and he felt confident that Pakistan would never give him up. Is Pakistani Intelligence inept or are they getting paid off? Let this be a lesson to any future terrorists – if the SEALS or DELTA FORCE got your number – it's all over baby!

    May 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Go Seals

      Yeah, I only wish they would have gotten his number 10 fuc...ing years ago. So we won't be dealing with it today. With all the Money, technology, military might we couldn't find one person. Trust me, 99% people in Pakistan would give up Bin Laden for 50 million award.

      May 26, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • TK

      Randy: And your source to substantiate that claim is?

      May 26, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. GDutt

    Musharraf is big fraud, he arranged this secret place in cantt. area for Osama, now he is angry that US found out this place and killed Osama, I think US should arrest Musharraf put him in guantanamo bay, and apply Dick Chenny's enhanced interrogations, I am sure US will find out lot of information about the plan and many terrorists hiding place, he knows everything what happnes in Pakistan. This guys says, that no country should enter other country, someone please ask him why his army captured Kargil (India) in 1999 and many thousands people were killed. This guy should be arrested and charged to provide aid and shelter to terrorists while taking billions of dollars of our (US) money. Shame on him.

    May 26, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. not surprised

    Piers Morgan is Donald Tramps boot licker. He backed Musharraf into a corner to say it would be an act of war if the USA repeated a similar act entering their country to take out terrorist. Piers put Musharraf in a position as well as Pakistan to look like a fool if Pakistan don't act militarily should the United States secretly enter Pakistan again. Piers, you're a racist troublemaker. Why don't you go back to your country and take your master Donald "The Fool" Trump with you.

    May 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Beefburger

    It isn't arrogance if you already stated your intentions a decade ago. Bush Jr. said basically "anytime, anywhere, his a$$ is ours and if a nation is harboring him then they will be just as responsible as being terrorists themselves".

    I think we are being gracious for letting Pakistan say where they stand rather than we outright make accusations. It is just up to them of whether they want to be seen as ignorant or complicit. One hurts their pride, the other could hurt much more.

    May 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Beefburger

    Is it arrogant to do the intelligent thing? Would you trust vital information with someone that was ignorant or comlicit? Trusting either one would be foolish.

    May 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Beefburger

    *complicit

    May 26, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. max

    You are all dreaming if you thinking peace with Muslims.Read more on Muslims in History after India's independence from British .
    Never Trust them. They will never appreciate , will stab you in the back.

    May 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Logicsfq

    Funny that America is upset that Pakistani intelligence couldn't tell that OBL was in Pakistan for so long. How come the CIA/FBI couldn't tell two planes out of their airspace for more than two hours until they hit the twin towers!!!!!That too when the WTC had already been attacked before in 1999. If the CIA can fail than don't be too fast to judge the ISI.
    Also America gives aid to fullfill their own interests like keeping their military bases in PK and have access to Afghanistan.
    @ Nurul Aman please bring some substance in your argument than a fierce anti- pk sentiment! And please explain why India has 36 consulates in Afghanistan!!!

    May 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Michael

      Lets compare........ 2 plans 2 hours.........6 militants on an ARMY BASE FOR 18 HOURS....an AMRY BASE! 6 Militants vs 100 plus......... Who is the incapable group?....... Thought so :)

      May 27, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Logicsfq

        We are not talking about physical time here, we are talking about the inability of CIA to prevent 9/11 which came into question by the American media when 9/11 happened. It doesn’t mean that “someone knew 9/11 was going to happen” Just likethe inability of Pakistan to know that OBL was in PK. It doesn’t mean that Pk was harboring a terrorist.

        May 27, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  23. John Killam

    I was surprised by how agressively words were placed in Musharraf's mouth tonight. Especially on the legality of the US Bin Laden strike. Really really felt like he was being pushed around in an effort to create false headlines. Also, it was surprising to see Morgan circle back on him when he partially or "technically" agreed to things and began restating the sentence as though Musharraf himself had been the originator. Very different side of Piers. Hope he keeps his own credibility in mind going forward.

    May 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Eyereyiz

    US was right and wrong to go in without permission. If he was there for 5 yrs then the government was protecting him. And if we ask they could have moved him. At the same time the US protects terriorist too. The big businesses are biggest terrorist in the world. Steaing money and lives all the time.

    May 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Imran from Pakistan

    COME ON people..it is very simple. Had Musharaf given up OBL, he would have gotten 25 million for his head and thats it. Instead he kept him alive and kept the war on terror alive and milked US for more than 21 billion dollars. By the way, most of that 21 billion by now is safely stashed away in Swiss banks.

    May 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Logicsfq

      That wouldn't make Musharaf different from Bush!!! He went all the way into Iraq in the name of terrorism eventhough he knew OBL would be in the Afghanistan region.
      As for milking the US,Musharaf would have had a better shot handing OBL over cause he would still be president and still be milking so to say! He was thrown off since he didnt comply to US expected puppet behaviour.....if you know( if you are from pk).

      May 26, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Imran from Pakistan

        I guess Musharaf was smarter than some of his predecessors... in Pakistan if you stick around long enough you get capped (killed) either by internal or external forces. So the idea is to make your money quickly and move to the side cuz there are plenty of elite crooks and thugs lined up to make a billion or two.

        May 26, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  26. mary

    Piers, you are not a responsible journalist, nor an ethical human being. You don't want to report global news, you want to impact it. Watching you goading Misharif over and over again to get him admit that Obama was " arrogant" and that OBL's death was an " act of war" and then prodding him to say what he would do about it was disgusting. Much of what you do and say exposes your personal bias against Pres. Obama, and your attempt to force controversy makes me sick. This was the last straw. I have been upset by your antics before, but you have become disgusting and dangerous.. I'll never watch you again, and personallly boycot your sponsors. Goodby.

    May 26, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Daryl

      Hello Mary,
      I agree with your views totally, Piers Morgan is one of the worst journalist. He forgets the basic principles of journalism. I miss Larry King.

      May 27, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • jef

      Mary, you are right on. Pierce Morgan was goading Musharraf to say things and really putting words in his mouth. I think it is okay for journalist to prod things out of their source/guest but PM was going a step further twisting Musharraf's words and restating them as though Musharraf decalred the event as act of war when he was talking about how the event might be categorzed legally and technically. I personally feel CNN is further misreporting what Musharraf had said. I am not sure why but I have seen reporting of CNN and in general they are harsh on all things Pakistan.

      May 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Liliana

      You lost me, buddy. I mean, I imagine I get what youre stintag. I have an understanding of what you are saying, but you just seem to have overlooked that you'll find some other persons in the world who look at this issue for what it really is and might not agree with you. You may possibly be turning away a lot of folks who may have been fans of your blog site.

      May 23, 2012 at 3:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. American

    It's funny how yours is holy land, but there are millions of you here. For those who support this great nation, stay, but for the others who love talking smack, please get the puck out of OUR holy land. Nuff said.

    May 27, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Kati

    I find your interview disrespectful to this gentleman. I have no problem with the content. I would like to see a former president treated with more respect on TV

    May 27, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Jai Ho

    Mush has great respect for a country's sovereignty.
    It seems he was taught very well by the Indian army in Kargil.

    May 27, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Truthseeker

    "Frontline ally in the war on terror". LOL. Frontline in the war on terror is more like it.

    May 27, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Logicsfq

      Really!!!!! 35,000 Pakistani civilians have been killed in this "war of terror" if this is not frontline than maybe India and America should volunteer some more lives in this war that is "their" so to say!!!!

      May 27, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Karinthia

      There’s a terrfiic amount of knowledge in this article!

      June 24, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Leticia

    Well I personally think that Musharaf knew all along and maybe he did give permission for Bin Laden to hide in Pakistan. Musharaf played a double game. He should be tried for harbouring the worlds wanted man.Musharaf sounds arrogant not the USA.

    May 27, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  32. NeilK comments

    If there is any accident/injury (at home or street) in Pakistan, who is responsible and who should be held accountable?
    If there is a natural calamity (like earthquake, heavy rain, flood etc.) in Pakistan, who is responsible and who should be held accountable?
    If Pakistan nurtured and kept OBL at safe place near its Military academy, who is responsible and who should be held accountable?
    If any Pakistani get itching, sneezing, cold or cough, who is responsible and who should be held accountable?
    If there is a traffic jam during rush hours in Pakistan, who is responsible and who should be held accountable?
    Answer: India, because most of Pakistanis have developed OCD, they are brain washed by Islam and they are heavily obsessed.

    May 27, 2011 at 5:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Logicsfq

      We are not talking about physical time here, we are talking about the inability of CIA to prevent 9/11 which came into question by the American media when 9/11 happened. It doesn't mean that "someone knew 9/11 was going to happen" Just likethe inability of Pakistan to know that OBL was in PK. It doesn't mean that Pk was harboring a terrorist.
      It doesn't mean

      May 27, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Jeff M

    Well...I guess you can call it arrogance. However, when a threat to the majority of the world is hiding in your back yard...someone will eventually step up and take the bugger down. Pakistan is arrogant in assuming that somebody wouldn't go get bin Laden.

    May 27, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  34. todd jmaxwell

    Does Hiroshima and Nagasaki have any meaning to this freaks?

    May 27, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  35. VK Raju MD

    Your interview was exceptionally straight forward and brilliant. I wish you would have asked him about Mumbai Terrorism also. You have David Frost's charecteristics. Keep you the good work.
    VK Raju MD

    May 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Justin

    It's not an act of arrogance but a detriment to those who see terrorism as a way of pacing prestige...

    May 28, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Jeff

    I dont know why CNN is misrepresenting what Musharraf said. I heard the full interview and I clearly heard Musharraf saying that President Obama publicly saying he will invade Pakistan again is arrogance. Musharraf also rightly said that "technically and legally" it was an act of war – as would be the case whenever any country invades another country. There was nothing wrong with it but CNN has taken a bent to portray as though Musharraf was declaring it as in fact an act of war. I like President Obama, voted for him eventhough I am a repulcan. But I think President Obama needs to watch his words given that the actions of US military were in fact an act of war. President Obama and US needs to understand that no one in Pakistan cared what happened to Osama but they did feel humuliated with US forces intrusion in the counrty. Mr. Obama is rubbing salt into those wounds with his words. I hope Mr. Obama knows words matter and people remember especially when someone was talking down to them like they are trash.

    May 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. eddie

    if the pakistanis had been forthright in letting the world know that bin laden was in their country then we wouldnt have needed to go get him ourselves.the only reason we look arrogant to pakistan is because we showed them to be weak.they didnt do anything to get the terrorist out of their country but we did.they play it like they didnt know he was there but we DID and we got RID of him.too bad pakistan looks so bad now.maybe they should be more careful.

    May 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Michael McMahon

    Arrogance on the part of the U.S. Military in aprehending the leader of the Taliban and most wanted terrorist in the world? Harboring this man for at least 5 years and not telling anyone? You call US arrogant? Sir, how DARE you!

    May 30, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Oladapo Odumosu

    Musharaf should shut up, or expect to be the next to taste the might of the Navy Seals. There is no way he or any one can tell us Pakistan did not know of Bin Laden's stay in the country. I do not buy the incompetence defence. When it comes to attacking India, Pakistani Intelligence Services are very competent, albeit in a negative direction.

    May 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. blue4cor

    I understand Musharraf's point but he should also understand that, by all means, the US has to get rid of this heartless mass murderer.

    May 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. James Pang

    As far as the Pakistan & ISI is concerned, they are in bed with the Terrorists, just because they have 150 Nukes, we should apply the same
    Policy we used in the 90,s using Iraq to keep the Iranians at bay. Just
    cut off the Billions of dollars ,use the Indians to check the Pakistan

    June 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. James Pang

    As far as Pakistan & ISI is concerned, they are all in bed with the terrorists. We should implement the same Policy we used during the 90,s
    Using Iraq to keep the Iranians at bay, just cut off the Billions we provide to the Pakistan and use the Indians to check them

    June 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Amenan Roscupf

    My boss is also eager of YouTube humorous movies, he also watch these even in company hehehe..

    August 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Noman

    Well, when it comes to harbouring terrorists and training them, USA is on top of the list. Osama was trained by US. The whole US machinery has used terror wild card to reck havoc in the world. And media which get policy directives from US state department is an equal partner.

    May 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Nurul Aman

    I couldn't agree with you more. Pakistan is the most dangerous terrorist country in the world since its independence in 1947. The military and civilian rulers of Pakistan terrorized on the innocent people of its own in the then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). Pakistan government does every possible sinful acts against its own people in the name of Islam (the best weapon to use against people's freedom and rights). The latest of its hypocrisy is making of 100s of nuclear bombs with American aid of over $20 billion, which was supposed to be used to find terrorists. Instead, they made bombs to fight India and gave the terrorists a safe heaven. What a joke!

    May 26, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. sandrabrown

    Ask Musharraf what he did in Kargil , was that not Arrogance,practice what you preach!

    May 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. mikeinthebeach

    As a Canadian I will take the position of the objective observer looking in and have to say that Musharraf should choose his words carefully. There are very few terrorists that don't have ties to Pakistan in some fashion. Further, wasn't Musharraf flogging his book in the USA in the past year and at the same time complaining that US$21 billion that Pakistan received from the USA was not enough? Look at Pakistan!!! Should you not be able to buy that country for $21 billion?? As an outsider looking in, you guys did great!! Keep up the fight for peace.

    May 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Tariq Shah

    No one cares what India thinks, it is India that needs to be dismembered as all of Indias neighbours hate it. the world will be a safer place when India is cut into smaller nations.

    May 26, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Real Talk

    Lol.. of course "OpinionINDIA" need I say more? .... Ignorance is a bliss. I didnt know someone handed u the truth baton that you are so sure that Pakistan was harboring Osama. It took America 10 years to find him. 10 frkn years? Come on. Be real. So ironic how we find him right before next presidency term is around the corner. haa
    and dont you forget we are the ones who trained Osama.

    May 27, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Osman Siddiqi

    You should also look into the distribution of aid. There's something called 'Reimbursements' which comprises $17billion dollars worth within that $21billion. If you don't get what 'Reimbursements' are well then I would certainly suggest you head on back to your little prep school and figure it out.

    May 27, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Connor

    Musharaf is just plain stupid...that's scary in itself...former leader of a nuclear power nation...((

    Calling the actions to kill Osama *arrogant is just plain stupid......not killing him by the Pakistanis in 5 years...I call that major incompetence....which is worse than being stupid and *stinks for treason

    May 27, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  53. neilK feedback and comments

    If there is a traffic jam during rush hours in Pakistan, who is responsible and who should be held accountable?
    If Pakistan nurtured and kept OBL at safe place near its Military academy, who is responsible and who should be held accountable?
    If any Pakistani get itching, sneezing, cold or cough, who is responsible and who should be held accountable?
    If there is any accident/injury (at home or street) in Pakistan, who is responsible and who should be held accountable?
    If there is a natural calamity (like earthquake, heavy rain, flood etc.) in Pakistan, who is responsible and who should be held accountable?
    Answer: India, because most of Pakistanis have developed OCD, they are brain washed by Islam and they are heavily obsessed.

    May 27, 2011 at 5:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Idea

    Learn to Spell !

    May 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. hmmm

    You Indian need to get a life. I lived in Pakistan for 15 years. I didn't see the government do any "sinfull act". Are they corupt ? Yes! But you make it sound like Pakistan is some communist country, where people at forced in to slavery ect... About the Aid, 21 Billion in 10 year, that is less then 2 Billion a year. What the hell is 2 Billion these days ? I think Pakistan would be better off without that Aid. That Aid is not used for benifit of Pakistan, its used to keep government officials mouth shut. So please Keep the Aid, if that get you fu.. away for Pakistan. We are sick of your "War on Terror". I use to hate Bin Laden, now I am starting to see why he wanted US our Saudi Arabia.

    May 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Real Talk

    Unfortunately you are on of the many many ignorant people living in this country. Speaking as a Pakistani American... everything you are saying is totally false... quite frankly, you're full of S*** and once again there are a lot of ignorant fools who will probably believe the S*** coming out of your mouth. Try talking to a real pakistani or hell go to pakistan and see life for yourself. And as far as their govt goes, hell yea its corrupt but then again most govt's are, pakistan's just publically focused upon so the world can see it. Go educate yourself.

    May 27, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  57. hopee

    I would like to say to all of those who live in the U.S. and are defending another country for aiding and harboring terrorists (no matter where they come from or how they became terrorists they are still KILLERS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE) please just move there. I think for your own happiness and the happiness of the all the people who love and respect the United States it would be for the best.

    May 27, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  58. Rari Akber

    Thank, Mr Tariq This is true if India divided maney part,s it will haven in Asia we are waiting.

    May 27, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  59. indifferent_indian

    Get ur facts right. Osama was never trained by the US/ CIA. All the CIA did during the Afghan war was funds, that too through the ISI (which appropriated a cut) and at the final stages provide them with stinger missiles. I repeat again – The US never created the Al Qaeda nor did they train them.

    May 27, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  60. hope

    What?! State Departments DO NOT influence the media in America. Freedom of Speech means a lot to the American people. Could you really imagine the Americans not reporting everything they can get their hands on? I dont think so. Osama Bin Laden was the WORLDS most wanted terrorist leader and I am sure the United Nations had information of the raid.

    May 27, 2011 at 4:02 am | Report abuse | Reply

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