Make Those Kids Settle Down!

From Holden:

Chimpy’s bestest pals in the War on Terra are having a slap-fight.

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf ripped the president of neighboring Afghanistan on Sunday, telling CNN that Hamid Karzai is “totally oblivious of what is happening in his own country.”

Musharraf was furious over an Associated Press report that Karzai had given Pakistan intelligence suggesting that former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar and his associates are hiding in Pakistan.

The report also said Afghanistan gave Pakistan information about locations of alleged terrorist training camps along the border between the two nations.

“I am really surprised and shocked why they have disclosed this to the media,” Musharraf told CNN.

“We’ve already gone through it, this list. Two-thirds of it is months old, and it is outdated, and there is nothing,” he said. “What there was, the telephone numbers that they are talking of, two-thirds of them are dead numbers, and even the CIA knows about it, because we are sharing all this information with them.

“The location that they are talking of Mullah Omar is nonsense. There’s nobody there.”

He also accused Karzai of “waiting for a presidential visit to hand me over this list” — an apparent reference to President Bush’s visit to both nations this past week.

“Is that the way intelligence functions? I am totally disappointed with their intelligence, and I feel there is a very, very deliberate attempt to malign Pakistan by some agents, and President Karzai is totally oblivious of what is happening in his own country.”

Musharraf accused Karzai personally of releasing the information publicly, saying he “has raised this accusation against Pakistan.”


Musharraf told CNN he helped in Afghanistan’s election process, and “if it was not for Pakistan, maybe [Karzai] and his election would not have taken place smoothly.”