January 9th, 2012
10:42 AM ET

Musharraf: I succeeded as Pakistani leader, others failed

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who has vowed to return to Pakistan and run for office despite authorities' threat of arrest, maintained in an interview Monday that he successfully led the nation while others failed.

Musharraf, in a speech to thousands of supporters in the southern city of Karachi via video link on Sunday, said the nation must decide whether it needs change or "the same faces."

Asked if he wasn't one of those old political leaders, Musharraf acknowledged to CNN that he is. "But the difference is, the other 'olds' have not performed," he said. "They have failed the country. They have tried thrice over ... I have tried once for 10 years and succeeded."

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  1. banasy©

    Oh yeah, he succeeded all right.
    (That's sarcasm)

    January 9, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. PakJam

    He was a dictator and a delf proclaimed intelectual. He cost Pakistan its sovereignty and its democracy. He is a no leader without army and should be brought to justice. He has blood on his hands of Akbar Bugti, Benazir, martyrs of lal mosque and many many others.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. TORI©

    He is obviously suffering from delusions of grandeaur.

    January 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You got the copyright! Well done!
      See what I started? lol

      Re: your post:
      There"s a lot of that going around.
      Some are even on these blogs.

      January 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Saoirse

    @TORI©: LOL. Exactly!

    January 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TORI©

    @banasy-Hi! I am still fooling around with it. It was a festival of trolls all weekend.

    January 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. leeintulsa

    I guess by 'succeeded', he meant 'survived'.. And yes, he did..

    He's taking his cue from Charlie Sheen.. Only instead of 'winning', it's 'succeeding'..

    January 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TORI©

    @Troll, nice try!

    January 9, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. krm1007

    Join the club Mr. Prez ! This is the only way you can reenter the Pakistani society and reestablish yourself. But tell us what will you accomplish if you come into power again ?....In the past after eight years of total control you (like the others) left the country without basic necessities such as electricity, gas, water etc.??? The people are suffering.

    January 10, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |