April 20, 2008

WHY WOULD YOU WANT STABILITY IN THE ISLAMICIST HAVEN?:

U.S. military urges widening of Pakistan attacks (Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt, April 20, 2008, NY Times)

U.S. commanders in Afghanistan have in recent months urged a widening of the war that could include U.S. attacks on indigenous Pakistani militants in the tribal areas inside Pakistan, according to U.S. officials.

The requests have been rebuffed for now, the officials said, after deliberations in Washington among senior Bush administration officials who fear that attacking Pakistani radicals may anger Pakistan's new government, which is negotiating with the militants, and destabilize an already fragile security situation there.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 20, 2008 1:11 PM
Comments

One supposes that George Washington would have been glad to ride a bus on the way to his fox hunt.

Posted by: Lou Gots at April 20, 2008 5:24 PM

Train. Washington, like Lincoln, would have loved trains.

Posted by: oj at April 20, 2008 7:14 PM

Kill Gulbiddin Heykmatyr tonight!

Posted by: ratbert at April 20, 2008 10:12 PM

Of course they'd have loved trains. Trains are very lovable. But Washington and Lincoln would rather have had a Hummer or a C-130.

Posted by: PapayaSF at April 20, 2008 11:44 PM
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