Thursday, December 16, 2004

Osama? But that would make Pakistan angry.

George W. Bush said that he would "never give another country veto power over our national security."

So how come Pakistan is telling us that we can't go after Bin Laden?

"Pakistan does not permit American military and intelligence forces in Afghanistan to cross the border to go after militants.

This prohibition on cross-border "hot pursuit" makes it relatively easy for Taliban and Qaeda fighters to initiate attacks on American bases in Afghanistan, and then quickly escape to the safety of Pakistan.

American soldiers have complained about being fired on from inside Pakistan by foreign militants while Pakistani border guards sat and watched.

As a result of the restrictions, American military and intelligence personnel in Afghanistan are no longer really hunting for Mr. bin Laden, an intelligence official said."

Ooops, I'm sorry. When Bush says "national security," he means Iraq - which wasn't a threat to our national security.

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