With "friends" like these…

by Kiko Matsing

Musharraf condemns ‘violation of our sovereignty’ (from Politico):

Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s killing was mixed in the Arab world, including in Pakistan, where former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf said that the United States should not have executed a mission within his country’s borders.

“America coming to our territory and taking action is a violation of our sovereignty,” Musharraf told CNN-IBN. “Handling and execution of the operation [by US forces] is not correct. The Pakistani government should have been kept in the loop.”

Hmmmn… handing the lead to the country that insistently denied that the No. 1 terrorist is hiding in their backyard?

American diplomats were told that one of the key reasons why they had failed to find bin Laden was that Pakistan’s security services tipped him off whenever US troops approached.

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISID) also allegedly smuggled al-Qaeda terrorists through airport security to help them avoid capture and sent a unit into Afghanistan to fight alongside the Taliban.

(from “WikiLeaks: Osama bin Laden ‘protected’ by Pakistani security”, The Telegraph)

But… but…

“I think to imagine that the ISI had done this and planned this, keeping them right there,” Musharraf said in an interview in Dubai, “I think the ISI must be utterly stupid to put them in such a prominent place, hiding them in such a prominent place.

(from “Musharraf Says Pakistan’s Military Would Have Been ‘Utterly Stupid’ to Have Harbored Bin Laden”, Fox News)

Hmmmn… If they are not stupid enough to hide Bin Laden… then can we say that they are just as stupid not to realize he’s literally living under their noses?