July 12, 2007

BRINGING THE WAR TO WHERE IT ENDS:

Musharraf declares war on Muslim extremists (David Blair, 13/07/2007, Daily Telegraph)

President Pervez Musharraf pledged to combat Muslim extremists across Pakistan yesterday as furious crowds demonstrated against the storming of the Red Mosque and two suicide bomb attacks left six dead.

In a televised address to the nation, Gen Musharraf said that those inside the mosque and its adjacent madrassa, or Muslim college, were "terrorists" who directly threatened Pakistan's security. They had also tarnished Islam's reputation as a tolerant and peaceful religion.

"What do we as a nation want?" he asked. "What kind of Islam do these people represent? In the garb of Islamic teaching they have been training for terrorism. They prepared the madrassa as a fortress for war and housed other terrorists in there."


Anything that forces him to crackdown on the extremists in Pakistan is good for the rest of the world, though it's likely to turn Pakistan pretty ugly.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 12, 2007 9:46 PM
Comments

If he dropped a nuke on Waziristan, it would certainly force the nutjobs to reconsider their position.

Posted by: ratbert at July 12, 2007 11:51 PM

Another failure of Bush's failed policy.

Posted by: Lou Gots at July 13, 2007 2:43 AM

No doubt the Democrats will offer full support, including troops, because this really will be going after OBL.

Posted by: Rick T. at July 13, 2007 8:07 AM

OJ:

The normal blog page is trying to play music on my computer. It spurts and sputters, but not on the comments, just the posts. It sounds like Klingon opera.

Posted by: ratbert at July 13, 2007 2:21 PM
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