Musharraf was playing 'double game' with US | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 18, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 18, 2009

Musharraf was playing 'double game' with US

Says new book

Washington sent Special Forces into Pakistan last summer after intercepting a call by the Pakistani army chief referring to a notorious Taliban leader as a "strategic asset," a new book has claimed, suggesting that former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf indulged in double dealings during his tenure.
The intercept was ordered to confirm suspicions that the Pakistani military were still actively supporting the Taliban whilst taking millions of dollars in US military aid to fight them, according to the "The Inheritance," by the New York Times correspondent David Sanger.
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reacted angrily to Sanger's allegations relating to the said transcript that was passed to Mike McConnell, the Director of National Intelligence in May 2008.
"Get your facts correct, I have never double-dealt," Musharraf told Sanger."There is a big conspiracy being hatched against Pakistan, to weaken the Pakistan army and the ISI to weaken Pakistan."
Meanwhile, the views expressed by former President Pervez Musharraf are tantamount to rubbing salt into the wounds of the nation because it is his dictatorship that pushed Pakistan towards political and constitutional anarchy.

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