Politics

Pakistani Troops Will Fire If U.S. Raids

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This is not good news…

Surprisingly enough, Christopher Hitchens thinks Obama has the right plan when it comes to Pakistan…

Sen. Barack Obama has, if anything, been the more militant of the two presidential candidates in stressing the danger here and the need to act without too much sentiment about our so-called Islamabad ally. He began using this rhetoric when it was much simpler to counterpose the “good” war in Afghanistan with the “bad” one in Iraq. Never mind that now; he is committed in advance to a serious projection of American power into the heartland of our deadliest enemy. And that, I think, is another reason why so many people are reluctant to employ truthful descriptions for the emerging Afghan-Pakistan confrontation: American liberals can’t quite face the fact that if their man does win in November, and if he has meant a single serious word he’s ever said, it means more war, and more bitter and protracted war at that—not less.

This is a good point. If Obama is true to his word about going into Pakistan to fight al Qaeda, and if that could lead to a deeper conflict with Pakistan, does he risk it? Especially since Pakistan is a nuclear power?