What goodwill? “Pakistan warns India against attack accusations: Says linking it to Mumbai terrorism would ‘destroy all the goodwill,'” from AP, November 27 (thanks to Chaza):
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan warned India against accusing of it links to the Mumbai terror attacks Thursday, saying doing so would “destroy all the goodwill” between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
The remarks by Pakistan’s defense minister came hours after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said militants based outside his country carried out the atatcks [sic].
Singh did not single out Pakistan, which New Delhi has accused of complicity in terror attacks on its soil before, but his remarks are likely to be taken as a sign here that India suspects Pakistani links somewhere in the plot. […]
Pakistan Defense Minister Ahmed Mukhtar condemned the attacks, but said “we should not be blamed like in the past.”
“This will destroy all the goodwill we created together after years of bitterness,” he told The Associated Press. “I will say in very categoric terms that Pakistan is not involved in these gory incidents.”…
Sure. But of course the double game that Pakistan has been playing for years must lead open-eyed analysts to regard such claims with skepticism.