July 19, 2007

WE EAGERLY AWAIT...:

Another US nudge for Pakistan (Jim Lobe, 7/18/07, Asia Timnes)

According to the report, which represents a consensus judgment of Washington's 16 intelligence agencies, the group's resurgence has been made possible primarily by the "safe haven" it has enjoyed in the tribal areas of western Pakistan and also by its association with al-Qaeda in Iraq, which has helped to "energize the broader Sunni extremist community, [to] raise resources, and to recruit and indoctrinate operatives".

Those conclusions were immediately seized on by critics, including the Democratic leadership in Congress, of the administration's anti-terror strategy.


...the first Democrat who proposes sending US troops to the tribal areas.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 19, 2007 9:00 AM
Comments

I read somewhere that Lee Hamilton already has.

Posted by: ghostcat at July 19, 2007 4:58 PM
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