I like to read blogs from left, right, and center. On a normal day, I can just barely stomach some of the vile from two blogs I read that are pretty far left and pretty far right. So, I gagged a little when I saw the following kicker from Firedoglake:
While George is turning up the heat on Iran, he’s also authorized attacks on Pakistan – a move that Bernard at Moon of Alabama reminds us is:
This is an open declaration of war against Pakistan.
The commander of Pakistan’s armed forces understood that and promises to fight back:
“The sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country will be defended at all cost and no external force is allowed to conduct operations inside Pakistan,” [Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani] said.
That grave sentence is the last one in the AP report.
Have the people of the United States understood what Bush is doing here?
He just started a war with a nuclear armed nation of some 170 million people….
General Kayani just announced layed down a marker: “The sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country will be defended at all cost.”
It is time for people to understand what “all cost” includes. People may be more familiar with the term “all options are on the table.” That is, what I think, Kayani meant.
An open declaration of war on Pakistan? Now, I’m not a foreign policy hawk like Michael and some of the other writers here on Poligazette, but it looks like Bush is finally doing something right: going after the people who killed Americans on Sept. 11, 2001!
To the point: Pakistan has let these people have a safe haven for far too long. They’re clearly never going to do anything about them, so why not us? Even the left’s darling Barack Obama has said raids into Pakistan are not off the table. While he initially made a pretty strong statement for unilateral action no matter what, he later backed off a little, making a “last resort if they’re unable or unwilling” statement that seems to pretty much fall in line with the Bush administration.
The administration left it up to Pakistan for six years to go after militants and bin Laden, and they’ve done nothing. It’s time for us to go in and take these people out, and for doing this Bush is right on track.