It's not often a former president -- a former Pakistani president, that is -- offers his prediction of who will run for president of the United States.
But during an interview on CNN's The Situation Room, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf told Wolf Blitzer that, after a meeting in Austin last week, he is fairly certain Texas Gov. Rick Perry will run for POTUS.
According to Blitzer's blogpost following the interview:
That's significant because the two men met in Austin last week.
The former Pakistan President said Perry invited him to "exchange views."
I asked him if he thought Perry would run for president.
'You need to ask him, but I think, I thought, I did get that impression,' he said.
I pressed him.
"You came away from that meeting thinking he's going to run?"
"Yes," he replied.
Blitzer asserts Musharraf has "always been blunt" with him, and that the former Pakistani president second-guessed whether he should have admitted to being convinced Perry would run. "I hope I'm not violating the code of confidentiality that he wanted to maintain about that aspect" Musharraf reportedly told Blitzer.
You can watch the strange presidential prediction below: