Argument: Unilateral US attacks inside Pakistan would be strongly opposed
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- Eric Schmitt. "Pakistan Warns U.S. on Attacking Al Qaeda on Its Own." New York Times. January 12, 2008 - "Asked in the interview about a proposal under review by President Bush’s senior national security advisers to expand the authority of the Central Intelligence Agency and the military to conduct far more aggressive covert operations in the tribal areas, Mr. Musharraf said he would oppose the conduct of unilateral strikes by American forces without Pakistani approval.
- 'Nobody will come here until we ask them to come, and we haven’t asked them,' Mr. Musharraf said in his first public statements about the proposal, which was reported in The New York Times on Sunday.
- 'Certainly, if they come without our permission, that’s against the sovereignty of Pakistan,' he continued.
- 'There is a perception in the United States as if what our army cannot do, they can do,' he said. 'This is a very wrong perception. I challenge anyone coming into our mountains. They would regret that day.'"