Monday, March 31, 2008

The Obama strategy on terror

Obama on his strategy for dealing with Pakistan:
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.

The Taliban leaders warned elders of ‘consequences’, if they met US officials.
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.

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.

4 comments:

LASunsett said...

Yes, we can. Time for change. Change we can believe in. We have to change the way Washington does business, then we can have hope, we can have a vision.

I am the only one that didn't vote for the war. I have the answers, all of them. I just won't share them with you now.

You'll have to trust me. I know best, I have been a state senator and am a U.S senator, which makes be the better choice to run this nation and reverse the policies of George Bush. OBL is the only terrorist worth chasing down.

(How am I doing?)

A.C. McCloud said...

How am I doing?

Sounds like you've got 'em all, but I'm starting to lose track.

Mustang said...

I think I support Obama's notion to unilaterally march in to Pakistan . . . but only if he will personally lead the way. After we've won, he can show us around; visit his madrassah and where he used to play polo with other people's heads.

The more I think about this, the more excited I become.

A.C. McCloud said...

I still think he ought to push for the meeting with Mullah Omar. Course, they'd have to blindfold him and drive him around for awhile in one of those white Nissans, but surely it would be fruitful. After all, we must talk and understand our enemies.