Via Scriptoids: I thought the long national nightmare was supposed to be over.
But, ah, what's changed?
Pakistan urged US president Barack Obama to halt missile strikes on al-Qaida strongholds near the Afghan border, even asGosh, maybe I should have voted. I could've written in Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party. Then things would've been different.
reports claimed that the twin strikes on Friday inside the South Asian country were ordered by the president himself.
US commanders had consulted Obama before launching the drone attacks on Waziristan. Four days after assuming the presidency, he was consulted by US commanders before they launched the two attacks, the Guardian reported on its website.
Obama has warned that he is prepared to bomb inside Pakistan if he gets relevant intelligence about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. He had also said he would act against militants along the border if the Pakistan government failed to.
The strikes will help Obama portray himself as a leader who, though ready to shift the balance of American power towards diplomacy, is not afraid of military action, the daily added.