Democrat Presidential hopeful wants Bush to take back F-16s from Musharraf

November 14th, 2007 - 8:29 am ICT by admin  
In an interview to CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ programme, Biden said that after the Saturday’s development in Islamabad, the US should also consider taking away the F-16 fighter jets and other military equipment from Pakistan, if Musharraf does not withdraw the emergency.

“And I would be making the point to him (Musharraf) that to the extent that he has control of the military now, it’s questionable whether or not if we start to take away other things that they’re very concerned about — F-16s and P-3s there,” Biden said.

The Senator justified his demand for taking back F-16s and P-3s from Pakistan since these aircraft “are designed not to deal with the Taliban or al Qaeda,” but are for Islamabad’s security vis-

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