January 24, 2009

Obama's first Military act

It's pleasing to note that the war on terror continues!

Associated Press is reporting the first serious military operation of the Obama Presidency:

Missiles fired from a suspected U.S. spy plane killed seven people Friday on the Pakistan side of the Afghan border, a lawless region where al-Qaida militants are known to hide out, officials said. The strike was the first on Pakistani territory since the inauguration of President Barrack Obama. Pakistani leaders had expressed hope Obama would halt the attacks, more than 30 of which have been launched since the middle of last year, reportedly killing several senior militants.
Barack Obama's approval of the raids that began under Defence Secretary Bob Gates - kept on by America's new President - should not come as a surprise. When, in August 2007, he first advocated sending US troops into Pakistan to kill terrorist leaders the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial headline 'Barack Obama, Neocon'.

Dr Liam Fox, Defence spokesman for Britain's Conservatives, will be supportive. He recently said that disruption of Pakistan's al-Qaeda-Taliban network should be celebrated.

Via: America in the World

Obama a neocon? Hardly! Pakistan had hoped the new administration would put a halt to such attacks which are normally launched from Afghanistan. Not that its desirable, but do not expect media scrutiny of the kind that followed George W. Bush over this; criticism that was unmerited in the case of the former president ...

7 comments:

Tapline said...

AI, I don't know where he is landing on the military...I think I will reserve my comments until I see somethng more concrete.....stay well....

The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

"criticism that was unmerited in the case of the former president"

Amen Otto. President Bush was critisized more than any modern President and possibly more than ANY President.

While Obama approved this strike, I still wonder when he will no longer and seek to talk on nuetral ground rather than hit these scum and eliminate them. Allowing them to rebuild and make another major strike here or somewhere else.

The Intellectual Redneck said...

President Bush took a parting shot at the French by raising the duty on Roquefort cheese from 100% to 300%. This was in retaliation for a French ban on American beef. The French are notorious for protecting their crummy agriculture industry. Many people think President Obama will reverse the decision. He loves the French and they love him back. A cheesy dispute with France

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WomanHonorThyself said...

as long as the Gitmo dudes are out and enjoying their freedom eh?...sheesh!

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Oh, but just wait until Code Pink and the Green Party get wind of this! They're probably in their strategy sessions now, trying to figure out how he could possibly have become such a turncoat.

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