2,574. 9/13/2001

On September 13, 2001, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Wendy Chamberlin met with President Pervez Musharraf regarding a list of 18 key military demands. She asked him, at President Bush’s request: ” ‘Are you with us in this fight?’ When he said, ‘I am, without conditions,’ she got up and left. That night [Secretary of State Colin] Powell called Musharraf briefly to run through the eighteen points that officially placed him at war with the radical elements who ran parts of Pakistan–including segments of its military and intelligence services–and with an organization they’d helped create, the Taliban.”

 – Ron Suskind, The Way of the World, Page 144

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