Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer today about the possibility of Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential run, al Qaeda’s threat to the United States and more. A highlight from the interview is after the jump and a full transcript will be posted on CNN.com. Tune in to The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer today on CNN in the 6 p.m. ET hour to watch this full interview.
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Highlight from Interview
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WOLF BLITZER, HOST, CNN'S "THE SITUATION ROOM": Let's talk a little bit about something unrelated. You recently met with the governor of Texas, Rick Perry. Is that right?
PERVEZ MUSHARRAF, FORMER PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN: Yes.
BLITZER: What was that about?
MUSHARRAF: Nothing. He wanted to meet. Maybe exchange views on exactly what it would be - a talking off –
BLITZER: Did you get the impression he's thinking of running for president?
MUSHARRAF: Well, I think - I did, yes.
BLITZER: You did?
BLITZER: So you think he will?
MUSHARRAF: You need to ask him, but I think - I thought - I did get that –
BLITZER: I mean, I agree with you. I think he will run for president, too, but I just - I haven't met with him personally, you did.
BLITZER: But you came away from that meeting –
BLITZER: - thinking he's going to run.
###BLITZER'S BLOG: Musharraf convinced Perry will run for president