Stay Out of Pakistan, Musharraf Warns US

America would 'regret day' border is breached
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2008 4:47 AM CST
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf speaks to the national in this image taken from TV Wednesday Jan. 2, 2008. Musharraf said Wednesday that he had requested a team of investigators from Britain's Scotland...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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."