Pakistan and Afghanistan better watch out
Senator Barack Obama
(D-Ill) vows to send troops to Pakistan and Afghanistan even
at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Barack
Obama decided to take on different approach towards his foreign
policy and vowed to chase down terrorists in Afghanistan and
Pakistan, including a possibility to send additional troops in
those countries against the will of their current governments.
"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-Qa'eda leadership meeting in
2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value
terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will,"
Barack Obama said at the Woodrow Wilson.
The tough talk by the Presidential
Candidate was the result of the growing tensions between the
leading Democrats Obama and Clinton. After Obama's last week
remarks that he was willing to sit down and re-establish
diplomatic relations with countries such as Iran and Syria,
Hillary Clinton called his policy naive and irresponsible.
Obviously Mr. Obama was advised that he may appear too soft on
terrorism, thus his recent promise to send more troops to
Pakistan to battle out terrorist cells of Al Qaeda.
“If we have actionable intelligence about
high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act,”
Barack Obama said today, “we will.” The Pakistani president
Pervez Musharraf, already survived three assassination attempts
since 2003 by Islamic extremists in his own country, has often
been accused of turning a blind eye to the terrorist camps deep
within Pakistan, while pledging his loyalty to the U.S.
government. Obama threatened Pakistan that if he gets the White
House and Pakistan fails to deal with the terrorist camps in the
country, he would withhold aid America will strike Al Qaeda
Afghanistan was also in the speech of the
Illinois Senator. Barack Obama's plan for Afghanistan is to send
two additional brigades to help fight the terrorists while
giving the country extra $1 billion in financial non-military
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Published on 08/01/2007