Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Obama might send troops into Pakistan

One of those "I can't believe I read it" kind of articles. Gee let's attack a country that has nuclear weapons!

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would possibly send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, an attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign policy skills as naive.

The Illinois senator warned Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf that he must do more to shut down terrorist operations in his country and evict foreign fighters under an Obama presidency, or Pakistan will risk a U.S. troop invasion and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid.

"Let me make this clear," Obama said in a speech prepared for delivery at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. "There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al-Qaida leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will." Read More.


Ray said...

Thought that Sen. Obama would have been more prudent after his comment that left the impression that he'd talk to any foreign leader, unconditionally. As you point out, unbelieveably not so.

Can't tell if he's trying to distinguish himself from the President or Sen. Clinton. Irregardless, he's going to lose votes from those who are looking for common sense in a President.

Ron Ballew said...

Yep, he seems to be getting a lot of negative flak from this little episode. The other candidates are jumping down his throat on this one.