Saturday, September 23, 2006

Back to the Stone Age

I wish I could convince myself that Pervez Musharraf made up the story about Richard Armitage threatening to bomb Pakistan back to the Stone Age if they didn't support us in the war on terror. Unfortunately, it sounds exactly like something I'd expect the Bush Administration to have done at the time in question. Within the first months after 9/11/2001, this administration was making some extremely loose statements. We'll never know the actual truth, unless Armitage is dumb enough to confirm it.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:05 PM

    It is consistent with what I've read about Richard Armitage in general. The only question is whether or not he was authorized to say it. They know what he would say, and could well have sent him with a "Whatever it takes" directive. It's just a continuation of Curtis Lemay's attitude toward Viet Nam and, apparently, Nixon's as well. It's certainly nothing new to reactionary foreign policy perspectives.

    My money is on Armitage's having said it.