How the Bush administration gains allies
According to President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, after 9/11, the Bush administration threatened to bomb Pakistan into "the stone age" if it did not cooperate with the War in Afghanistan.
"The intelligence director told me that (Armitage) said, 'Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age,'" Musharraf said.
"I think it was a very rude remark."
The Pakistani leader, whose remarks were distributed to the media by CBS, said he reacted to the threat in a responsible way.
"One has to think and take actions in the interest of the nation, and that's what I did," Musharraf said about the cooperation extended by Pakistan.
Musharraf said some demands made by the United States were "ludicrous," including one insisting he suppress domestic expression of support for terrorism against the United States.
"If somebody's expressing views, we cannot curb the expression of views," Musharraf said.
I wonder which other world leaders were made an offer they couldn't refuse. I think we should know.