Saturday, January 24, 2009

An Insufficiency Of Troops

When he was campaigning for President Mr. Obama thought that bombing people was bad.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Asked whether he would move U.S. troops out of Iraq to better fight terrorism elsewhere, he brought up Afghanistan and said, "We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there."
Evidently he has changed his mind.
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:11 pm ET

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Suspected U.S. missiles killed 18 people on the Pakistan side of the Afghan border Friday, security officials said, the first attacks on the al-Qaida stronghold since President Barack Obama took office. At least five foreign militants were among those killed in the strikes by unmanned aircraft in two parts of the frontier region, an intelligence official said without naming them. There was no information on the identities of the others.

Pakistan's leaders had expressed hope Obama might halt the strikes, but few observers expected he would end a tactic that U.S. officials say has killed several top al-Qaida operatives and is denying the terrorist network a long-held safe haven.
Good to see Mr. Obama decisively putting into action the policies that he really believes in. Those of George Bush.

Happy days are here again. I wonder if he has any plans to bomb Iran after Pakistan?



H/T Pal2Pal

Cross Posted at Classical Values

1 comment:

peter said...

I remember during the primary Obama saying something like maybe we should invade Pakistan, since that's where the terrorists were holed up.