If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will,"Cowboy Up!
The Taliban strategy for dealing with Pakistan:
“Taliban are patriotic people and do not want to fight with their own government. We have waged jihad against America. But the country will suffer as long as Pakistan remains an ally of the US in the ongoing war on terror in the region,” Maulvi Faqir said.According to AJ Strata the terrorists are throwing their weight against the new government regarding US incursions into the tribal areas, ie, stop or else.
The Taliban leaders warned elders of ‘consequences’, if they met US officials.
Oddly, unilateral incursions seem to be exactly what Obama has proposed whenever actionable intelligence suggests the location of high value targets (we had actionable intelligence regarding Saddam's WMDs, too). Such incursions are not pleasant for the Taliban, which is exactly why they're lobbying against them with the new government. History shows they lobbied Ms Bhutto pretty hard.
A moment of snark seems to be in order: perhaps Obama should request a pre-election meeting with Mullah Omar to ask whether his plan would really make the world love and respect us again. Before blowing him away, that is.