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Barack Obama will today seek to lay down his claim to being America's commander-in-chief and calm fears about his inexperience by vowing to send extra troops into Pakistan to hunt al-Qa'eda.
Obama 'would send troops into Pakistan' - Telegraph

Pakistan has been pandering to the Taliban and al-Qa'eda for years. From here it is only a short step to bombing Pakistan for Taliban and al-Qa'eda........ The Pakistan government should have seen this coming.
 

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Interesting that he would take that stance. However, you must remember that he is a politician and what he says now may not be what he would do if he ever was in the position to actually act on it.
 

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Great. Another war-mongerer.

It's amazing the stupidity of these people. You can't fight a terrorist organization through flashy news headlines and highly visible military operations.
 

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Obama 'would send troops into Pakistan' - Telegraph

Pakistan has been pandering to the Taliban and al-Qa'eda for years. From here it is only a short step to bombing Pakistan for Taliban and al-Qa'eda........ The Pakistan government should have seen this coming.
You do realize--perhaps not--that he wouldn't be "bombing Pakistan," which is an ally to the United States and has already been allowing and helping the United States search those same mountains for years. Pakistan claims to have arrested and detained, for the United States, numbers of Taliban and Al Qaeda already.

Your "short step" is a strange and incomprehensible fantasy. Obama would more likely to bomb Quebec than Pakistan.
 

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You do realize--perhaps not--that he wouldn't be "bombing Pakistan," which is an ally to the United States and has already been allowing and helping the United States search those same mountains for years. Pakistan claims to have arrested and detained, for the United States, numbers of Taliban and Al Qaeda already.

Your "short step" is a strange and incomprehensible fantasy. Obama would more likely to bomb Quebec than Pakistan.
Iraq was an ally of the US at one time. Pakistan has been treading thin ice for a long time by aiding and abetting the Taliban. I do not think it is impossible that the US will at some point get pissed off enough to attack.
 

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Iraq was an ally of the US at one time. Pakistan has been treading thin ice for a long time by aiding and abetting the Taliban. I do not think it is impossible that the US will at some point get pissed off enough to attack.
True enough, but for now it seems that Pakistan is complying.
 

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True enough, but for now it seems that Pakistan is complying.
Yes, co-operating now after their attempts to appease failed. "Peace" accords that effectively turned over North Waziristan, South Waziristan, and Bajour over to the Taliban. Other areas like Tank and Bannu openly cotrolled by the Taliban. Allowing the Red Mosque to operate unchecked for a long time. Their catch and release program where Taliban and Al Qadea were arrested and quietly released. There seems to be little Pakistani control of the North-West Frontier Province.

What Musharraf can really do at this point in time may be debatable. The military is not united. Elements of the military, such as the ISI, have openly supported the Taliban in the past.
 
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