“I think [the world is] less safe,” Gen. Pervez Musharraf said on CNN’s “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.” Asked whether he considered the invasion a mistake, the Pakistani leader said, “With hindsight, yes. We have landed ourselves in more trouble, yes.”
Musharraf was in Washington on Saturday for a brief meeting with President Bush. The two discussed the issue of terrorism, bilateral concerns, relations between India and Pakistan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Although ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein “was a hated man” in his own country, many Iraqis have now turned their wrath on the U.S.-led forces that remain behind to provide security for an interim government, Musharraf said.