Where in the World Is Pervez Musharraf?

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Turns out he’s on Capitol Hill! The General, as George W. Bush so famously called him, and Pakistani strong man is visiting the United States for an extended period of time. Eagle-eyed AFP correspondent Olivier Knox spotted him near Russell Senate Office Building this morning, coterie in tow.

What’s he doing here? Apparently briefing Republican members on the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan at the invitation of Indiana Rep. Steve Buyer, the top Republican on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Knox reports.

When asked about the meeting, Buyer’s office did not immediately return calls. The GOP leadership distanced themselves from it. “I don’t know much about it,” demurred Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner. Why play coy about meeting a former world leader? Well, this one happens to be wanted man at home. Any one know if the U.S. has extradition treaties with Pakistan? Hey, if Switzerland can send Roman Polanski back…