Gold Star For Obama

August 1st, 2007at 05:29pm Posted by Eli

For remembering who we’re actually supposed to be at war with:

Senator Barack Obama said today that the United States should shift its focus from the war in Iraq to a fight against terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He said that if the Pakistani government fails to eradicate terror operations inside its borders, the United States should withhold aid and should strike Al Qaeda targets there itself.

Mr. Obama, an Illinois Democrat who is seeking his party’s presidential nomination, said the Bush administration’s Iraq policy has made America more vulnerable to attack, and has weakened the country’s position in pressing the president of Pakistan, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, to close down terrorist training camps.

“If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act,” Mr. Obama said today, “we will.”

Now why is it that a wimpy, not-serious-about-terror Democrat is the one saying that, and not our Fearless Implacable Defender Of The Realm?

Again: The Republicans are not serious about terrorism, they’re serious about expanding their powers, and they’re serious about occupying Iraq – either forever or until it can become the Democrats’ problem. But actually doing something about the Osama bin Laden branch of al Qaeda? Eh, not so much.

UPDATE: Adding, I’m not sure unilaterally attacking al Qaeda in Pakistan is a great idea, but I think tough talk is more than warranted, and a helluva lot more than Dubya’s been doing – he seems a lot more concerned about al Qaeda In Iraq than al Qaeda itself.

Also, it would be pretty hilarious to see all the wingnut talking heads put on their Serious Faces and gravely explain about how you can’t just invade a sovereign nation without any provocation…

Entry Filed under: Bush,Democrats,Obama,Terrorism

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