“Stone age”-gate: Pakistani officials say Musharraf lied about Armitage comment

posted at 10:32 am on October 5, 2006 by Allahpundit

It didn’t sound like something Armitage would say. And, according to several Pakistani officials who were there, it wasn’t.

Pretty bold of them to undermine Musharraf this way. But with bombs going off near his house and rockets being found near places he’s due to speak, the price of undermining him may be at an all-time low. And dropping.

Ever get the feeling that the wheels are coming off?

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*GASP* Musharraf lied? Say it ain’t so!

CP on October 5, 2006 at 11:21 AM

Ever get the feeling that the wheels are coming off?

Yup.

Jaibones on October 5, 2006 at 11:23 AM

Armitage should have said it. Condi needs to be saying it now.

Valiant on October 5, 2006 at 11:27 AM

I say again, the headline should be “When Did PAkistan Exit The Stone Age?”

RightWinged on October 5, 2006 at 11:28 AM

Ever get the feeling that the wheels are coming off?

I sometimes get the impression there never were wheels at all.

High Desert Wanderer on October 5, 2006 at 11:33 AM

Ok, totally off topic, but do ever think that somewhere in say the 2040′s the final Jeopardy question will be: Origin of “-gate” suffix as nomenclature for political scandal.

honora on October 5, 2006 at 11:48 AM

Every now and then, yeah.

Ennuipundit on October 5, 2006 at 12:52 PM

So does this mean we can go into the “forbidden zone” in Pakistan to get UBL and Omar while the World is focused on the attempted coup-to-come? hmmmm..that sounds like plan to me.

labwrs on October 5, 2006 at 1:56 PM

Musharref has always maintained that this is just what Mahmood said Armitage told him. Mahmood was fired from running the ISI two weeks later and has disappeared to join the jihadis after Mushie decided not to defy America’s hand of friendship. Mushie hasn’t been real helpful, but Pakistan is a really complicated problem in the same way Iran is a complicated problem.

The Apologist on October 5, 2006 at 2:17 PM

So does this mean we can go into the “forbidden zone” in Pakistan to get UBL and Omar while the World is focused on the attempted coup-to-come?

The hell with Osama, I hope that if there’s a coup we go in there and grab the nukes before someone else does.

Lehuster on October 5, 2006 at 2:58 PM

*POOF* So much for the little bit of positive feelings that I had for the cowardly leaker Armatige.

I continue to wonder what Powel knew about Plamegate, and when he knew it.

DannoJyd on October 5, 2006 at 4:30 PM