Obama willing to invade Pakistan in al-Qaeda hunt

Obama willing to invade Pakistan in al-Qaeda hunt

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Barack Obama, a leading Democrat candidate in the US presidential race, provoked anger yesterday by threatening to send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists — even without permission from that country’s Government.

Standing in front of a Stars and Stripes flag, Mr Obama said: “There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again . . . If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will.”

The speech to the Woodrow Wilson Centre was designed to shore up his credentials as a potential commander-in-chief by backing a pre-emptive military action that even President Bush has so far refused to order.

Pakistan, a key ally of the US in the war on terrorism, reacted angrily, advising all American politicians to refrain from inflammatory remarks. “These are serious matters and should not be used for point-scoring,” Tasnim Aslam, a spokeswoman for the Pakistani Foreign Ministry, said. “Political candidates and commentators should show responsibility.”

Mr Obama’s outburst followed repeated clashes with Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, who in an opinion poll published yesterday leads Mr Obama 43 points to 22.

In a presidential debate last week Mr Obama said that he was willing to meet the anti-American leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea during his first year in office without any preconditions.

Mrs Clinton reacted by saying that she would not make any such promise because it might be exploited as a “propaganda tool”. She later described Mr Obama’s comments as irresponsible and naive.

Mr Obama hit back by describing her refusal to meet dictators as “Bush/Cheney-lite”, prompting another withering response from Mrs Clinton: “I’ve been called a lot of things in my life, but I’ve never been called George Bush or Dick Cheney.”

Much of Mr Obama’s speech yesterday appeared to be aimed directly at Mrs Clinton — without mentioning her by name. Mr Obama once again highlighted his opposition to the Iraq war in 2002 — when she voted to authorise military action — while also implicitly attacking her view that America was safer than it had been before September 11, 2001.
“Because of a war in Iraq that should never have been authorised and should never have been waged, we are now less safe than we were before 9/11. It is time to turn the page. It is time to write a new chapter in our response to 9/11,” he said.

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., delivers a speech about terrorism, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.


Well if that just don't give you a warm fuzzy feeling, lets pull out of Iraq where we are winning and go invade a nuclear militarized country that is already on a tipping point with radicals closer than ever to getting control over nukes.
The fuzzy feeling wore out awhile ago. That was Aug 2007.
[quote=B00Mer;989462]Obama willing to invade Pakistan in al-Qaeda hunt

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., delivers a speech about terrorism, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

It's long past time for those tribes along the pakistan border to be dealt with, they
have their cake and eat it too. Obama isn't talking about invading Pakistan proper,
only the border area, and they are asking for it, in my opinion. The know what they
are doing, playing games, cowards, come into Afghanistan, kill people, then run back
over the border, thinking, they are safe, and they have been. That should come to
an end, enough is enough.
The speech is an old one, Hilliary is still in the hunt. 'whatever'.
Our Canadian troops are losing their lives because of those cowards running back
and forth across that border. Bush has got just as much control there, as he has
on the mexican border. 'zilch'

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