Pakistani leader Pervez “Musharraf’s aides made it clear that they would oppose all U.S. efforts to undermine the Taliban regime. ‘We are trying to stop the U.S. from undermining the Taliban regime. They cannot do it without Pakistan’s help, because they have no assets there, but we will not allow it to happen,’ said Maj.-Gen. Ghulam Ahmad Khan, principal staff officer to Musharraf [in an interview on May 15, 2000].”

 – Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos, Pages 50-51