Musharraf: Pakistan Did Not Hide bin Laden

Thursday, 05 May 2011 07:00 AM

By Hiram Reisner

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Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says that under his watch, his country did not hide killed Al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Musharraf did tell Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Wednesday, however, that he concedes that Pakistan’s army might have been incompetent in not realizing where America’s most hated enemy was hiding.
 
Musharraf, Pakistan, hide, bin Laden, AP photo“I can accept the second accusation, but hiding him I cannot accept, and I'm very, very sure it was not being done or ordered by me,” Musharraf said. “And knowing the army that could not have been the case. Yes, incompetence, I will have to accept, yes. Yes, indeed.
 
“Well, it is very surprising, indeed. I totally agree. But high security is not an uncommon thing in that part of the country,” Musharraf continued. “High walls, bashed wires are a common feature in the frontier province especially. And one doesn't really — it doesn’t at all that much suspicion as it would in other countries, maybe in the United States.”

Van Susteren noted that many Pakistanis are upset that the United States conducted the operation without informing the nation’s government.

“Well, when you say that many of our people are unhappy with your country, yes, indeed, I think so — you are right— that many people in Pakistan are unhappy with the United States,” Musharraf said. “But let me tell you when you say that is why they may have hidden a person who has declared war on Pakistan, a person who was involved or his organization was involved in many of the terrorist attacks in Pakistan which have killed hundreds, if not thousands of people.”

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