How a FATWAT was recruited
President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan (said)…that after 9/11, the U.S. threatened to bomb his country if it didn’t help America’s war on terrorism.
Musharraf says the threat came from then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and was delivered to Musharraf’s intelligence director.
“[ISI Director Mahmud Ahmed] told me that (Armitage) said, ‘Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age,’ ” recalls Musharraf. It was insulting, he says. “I think it was a very rude remark.”
But he reacted to it in a responsible way, he tells Kroft. “One has to think and take actions in the interests of the nation, and that’s what I did.” [CBS News emphasis added]