To Kill a Mockingturd - Pervez Musharraf Lies About Osama bin Laden

  • Aired:  05/03/11
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Pakistan just thought Jeff Goldblum had grown a beard and was burning trash at his summer retreat. (3:23)

IT SEEMS TO ME THAT PAKISTAN'S

LEADERS, INCLUDING FORMER

PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF, HAVE SOME

EXPLAINING TO DO.

>> MR. PRESIDENT, FOR YEARS U.S.

OFFICIALS, INTELLIGENCE

OFFICIALS, HAVE BEEN SAYING

OSAMA BIN LADEN WAS, IN FACT, IN

PAKISTAN.

YOU HAVE BEEN DENYING THAT FOR

YEARS NOW CATEGORICALLY SAYING,

NO, HE'S IN AFGHANISTAN.

DO YOU NOW ADMIT YOU WERE WRONG?

>> NEW YORK I DON'T THINK I WAS

EVER DENYING.

I WAS ASKED EVERYWHERE, AND MY

FIRST RESPONSE INVARIABLY ALWAYS

WAS THAT I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS.

>> Jon: OKAY.

TWO THINGS, ONE, I THINK IT'S

RUDE TO TALK ON THE PHONE WHEN

YOU'RE BEING INTERVIEWED.

[LAUGHTER]

AND NUMBER TWO, THAT'S WHAT

WE'RE SAYING, WE'RE SAYING, WHEN

YOU SAID "I DON'T KNOW," YOU

KNEW!

YOU WANT US TO BELIEVE THAT THE

I.S.I., THE PAKISTANI

INTELLIGENCE, THE MILITARY, THE

GOVERNMENT, THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY

IDEA BIN LADEN WAS THERE OR HAVE

ANY INVOLVEMENT IN PUTTING BIN

LADEN THERE?

>> I THINK I.S.I. MUST BE

UTTERLY STUPID TO PUT THEM IN

SUCH A PROMINENT PLACE, HIDING

THEM IN SUCH A PROMINENT PLACE

THAT.

THAT IS NOT WHAT I.S.I. WOUND

HAVE DONE, CERTAINLY NOT.

>> Jon: SO YOUR DEFENSE IS

BASICALLY THE I.S.I. IS WAY TOO

SMART TO PUT BIN LADEN IN SUCH

AN OBVIOUS PLACE, BUT FAR TOO

CLUELESS TO KNOW HE WAS THERE.

[LAUGHTER]

THEY'RE IN THAT MAGIC SWEET

SPOT.

[LAUGHTER]

SMART ENOUGH NOT TO DO IT,

DUMB ENOUGH NOT TO KNOW.

AND BY THE WAY, HIDING BIN

LADEN, HIDING?

BIN LADEN WASN'T HIDING IN

PAKISTAN.

HE WAS CHILLIN' IN PAKISTAN,

CRASHIN', IF YOU WILL.

IF WALDO HID THE WAY OSAMA BIN

LADEN DID, I WOULDN'T FIND THOSE

BOOKS SO INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING.

LOOK, THAT'S HIM RIGHT THERE!

HE'S IN THE GIANT, HIGH-WALLED

COMPOUND.

HE'S RIGHT THERE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

AND NOW YOU'RE LIKE, OH, THAT

WAS OSAMA'S HOUSE, THE TALL

LANKY GUY?

WE THOUGHT MAYBE JEFF GOLDBLUM

HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR A SUMMER

RETREAT, HAD GROWN A BEARD AND

WAS BURNING ALL HIS TRASH.

YOU KNOW HOLLYWOOD PEOPLE,

ECCENTRIC.

YOU KNOW WHAT HURTS THE MOST?

YOU MAY RECALL PAKISTAN'S

THEN-LEADER, PERVEZ MUSHARRAF,

WAS ON THIS VERY PROGRAM TO

PROMOTE HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY A

LITTLE LESS THAN FIVE YEARS AGO.

I GAVE THIS MAN A TEA AND

TWINKIE WELCOME.

TO YOUR HEALTH, SIR.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: MMM.

IS IT GOOD?

WHERE'S OSAMA BIN LADEN?

[LAUGHTER]

>> I DON'T KNOW.

>> Jon: OH, DON'T YOU?

DIDN'T YOU KNOW?

WELL, GUESS WHAT...

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HE LIED TO ME.

HE LIED TO ME.

WELL, I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO TELL

YOU, PERVEZ MUSHARRAF.

I SAID I READ YOUR BOOK.

I DIDN'T READ YOUR BOOK.

AND THOSE TWINKIES WERE OVER 40

YEARS OLD.

I GOT THEM ON A CAMPING TRIP

WHEN I WAS SIX YEARS OLD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT

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