January 23, 2009

NO, I'M GEORGE BUSH!

President Obama 'orders Pakistan drone attacks' (Tim Reid , 1/23/09, Times of London)

Missiles fired from suspected US drones killed at least 15 people inside Pakistan today, the first such strikes since Barack Obama became president and a clear sign that the controversial military policy begun by George W Bush has not changed.

Security officials said the strikes, which saw up to five missiles slam into houses in separate villages, killed seven "foreigners" - a term that usually means al-Qaeda - but locals also said that three children lost their lives.

Dozens of similar strikes since August on northwest Pakistan, a hotbed of Taleban and al-Qaeda militancy, have sparked angry government criticism of the US, which is targeting the area with missiles launched from unmanned CIA aircraft controlled from operation rooms inside the US.


Good to let the terrorists know nothing has changed except rhetorically. It wouldn't be surprising if W had held this target over for the UR for just this purpose.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at January 23, 2009 3:13 PM
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