“We’ve got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there.”
On US troops in Afghanistan
August 14, 2007
Today’s air-raid caused tremendous pressure:
Pakistani tribesmen chant slogans against military operations and drone attacks in the tribal areas during a demonstration near the president’s house and the parliament building in Islamabad January 23, 2009. Three civilians were killed and a soldier wounded in roadside bomb blast in Pakistan’s Swat Valley on Friday as the government pondered its options for wresting control of the valley from Islamist militants. (REUTERS/Mian Khursheed)
The CIA’s bombing campaign against al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan continued with two more attacks today, an indication, senior officials say, that President Barack Obama has approved the U.S. strategy that has killed at least eight of al Qaeda’s top 20 leaders since July 2008.
The two attacks today in Pakistan were the first since President Obama took office on Tuesday.
Asked about it at his daily press briefing, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said, “I’m not going to discuss that matter.”
Pakistani officials and villagers told ABCNews.com that 17 people were killed in two successive strikes against compounds in North and South Waziristan.
It looks like the Barack Obama Administration is determined to start a civil war in nuclear Pakistan.
During the campaign Barack Obama said he would invade American ally Pakistan.
Maybe he’s putting that off until week two.