Wednesday, August 01, 2007

After Pakistan

The song at the left is meant to parody the right wing obsession with bombing every thing in sight where the right observes international political problems.

Except that it seems like, in the words of the great Jimmy Durante, "Everyone is trying to get in on the act." It appears that my esteemed Senator from Illinois and Presidential Contender Barack Obama is trying to get in on the act.
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would possibly send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, an attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign policy skills as naive.

The Illinois senator warned Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf that he must do more to shut down terrorist operations in his country and evict foreign fighters under an Obama presidency, or Pakistan will risk a U.S. troop invasion and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid.

"Let me make this clear," Obama said in a speech prepared for delivery at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. "There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al-Qaida leadership meeting in 2005.
You can't make this stuff up. I'm surprised he didn't mention Saudi Arabia. For that matter we know Iran is "holding" some pretty high level Al Queda members. Perhaps it is past time that Obama got on the bomb Iran bandwagon.

Update: I found out why he didn't mention Saudi Arabia. Edwards already has it.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

1 comment:

Id it is said...

He surprised us with that comment at Woodrow Wilson School this morning by saying that he'd send troops to Pakistan to hunt out the terrorist; as if Afghanistan and Iraq were not enough! Besides Iran is already in the hot seat so maybe Pakistan willjust have to wait in line.