2,576. 9/13/2001

Then-CIA Director George Tenet wrote:  “Within hours of [Deputy Secretary of State Richard] Armitage’s delivering his ultimatums [at a meeting with Pakistani officials on September 13, 2001], and despite some violent internal opposition, [Pakistani President Pervez] Musharraf agreed to them. In this period, Pakistan had done a complete about-face and become one of our most valuable allies in the war on terrorism. …Whatever the reason, I’ve always considered Musharraf’s reversal to be the most important post-9/11 strategic development after the takedown of the Afghan sanctuary itself.”

 – George Tenet with Bill Harlow, At the Center of the Storm, Page 181

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