Mehsud told Reuters in Pakistan earlier Saturday that his group was responsible. "I accept responsibility. They were my men. I gave them orders in reaction to U.S. drone attacks," Mehsud said by telephone from an undisclosed location.Here's a Reuters followup:
"Based on the evidence, we can firmly discount that claim," FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said.Hearing Mehsud take credit for the act of a disturbed Vietnamese man in rural New York state suggests a level of desperation and amateurism heretofore not known, which is good. Unless it's just a feint designed to marginalize him before his promised spectacular attack.
Now, regarding Mehsud's backyard, here's a CNN headline:
President Barack Obama on Saturday said he is "pleased that our NATO allies pledged their strong and unanimous support" for the new U.S. strategy toward fighting militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan.Now, here's the Times Online:
Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to America’s allies to send more troops to Afghanistan, warning that failure to do so would leave Europe vulnerable to more terrorist atrocities.POTUS or the TOTUS? Have fun finding the truth.
But though he continued to dazzle Europeans on his debut international tour, the Continent’s leaders turned their backs on the US President. Gordon Brown was the only one to offer substantial help