Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he won't tolerate increased American activity against terrorist insurgents inside his country, warning in an interview in a Singapore newspaper that American troops will be treated as invaders if they cross the border from Afghanistan. The US would "regret that day" if it proceeds with a plan under consideration to expand the mission of the CIA or the military in the hunt for al-Qaeda or Taliban militants, Time reports.
Musharraf also said he would quit politics if a victorious opposition held impeachment proceedings. Both the Bhutto-led Pakistan People's Party and Nawaz Sharif's Muslim League have vowed to oust Musharraf if they win next month's parliamentary elections. "If they won with this kind of majority," said Musharraf, "I wouldn't like to stick around."