I'm going with Musharraf over Armitage.This sounds exactly like what those bomb-happy conservatives were saying back then.
If you haven't been following this story, Pervaiz Musharaff claimed that Richard Armitage threated Paksitan by saying, 'Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age.'
Armatage, of course, is swearing on his mother that he didn't say this.
Armitage Refutes Musharraf's Claim
I'm leaning towards Musharraf's account.
Why? Because this sounds exactly like how those blow-hard neo-cons were talking and acting back then. In their empire-drunk minds, they took 911 as a moral green light to bomb the crap out of anyone who got in their way.
I'm pretty familiar with Musharraf and have heard him speak quite a few times. This doesn't sound him.
I'm no fan, nind you, but I'm pretty sure Musharraf would invent a different lie, if he were to do so.
But this sound exactly like Armitage.