Friday, August 03, 2007

Obama speaks his mind

I'd like to know why our politicians can't state what they believe and not get into hot water for it. Obama DID NOT say he would agree to NUCLEAR strikes on Pakistan or on Al-Qaida in Pakistan's tribal zones. Read below the article from the Guardian.

Via Guardian

In a major policy speech Wednesday, Obama said as president he might order strikes in Pakistan's tribal zone to get terrorists, including those responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

``There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again,'' Obama said. ``If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf will not act, we will.''

Well today Pakistani officials called Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama irresponsible for saying that, if elected, he might order unilateral military strikes in Pakistan against al-Qaida.

Hundreds chanted anti-U.S. slogans and burned an American flag in the street to protest the remark.

Obama's comment turned up the heat on already simmering anger among Pakistanis about the issue, after senior Bush administration officials said last week they too would consider such strikes if intelligence warranted them.

Read here what Obama actually said.

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