I thought this was rather funny.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would possibly send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, an attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign policy skills as naive.He may as well scream "You're right, so there!" Hate to say it, but Clinton is right on here. In case Obama hasn't noticed, Pakistan is a nominal ally of ours. We've had good relations with them going back to the cold war when they essentially enabled us to have victory in our proxy war with Russia through Afghanistan by risking everything they had to funnel supplies and arms to our puppet mujahideen army.
Going into Pakistan without their consent would be a foreign relations gaffe on a massive level.
Later he dropped this gem of reasoning.
"By refusing to end the war in Iraq, President Bush is giving the terrorists what they really want, and what the Congress voted to give them in 2002: a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences."Is that really what they want? Really, Senator? Because I rather suspect that they want to know the length of our occupation. A US war of determined length would be much more advantageous to the terrorist. Undetermined time frames turn the tables on them, not us. The only reason time becomes a factor in war as America is because of politicians who use anti-war sentiment to further their political goals.
I sincerely doubt that Al Qaeda and other terrorists are much concerned about the US' bottom line. They're not likely to topple us cold-war style through economic war spending attrition.
And again, the only reason this was has undetermined consequences here is due to public sentiment. The United States will not lose this war unless we handicap ourselves so severely that we prevent ourselves from finishing. In this day and age, the only person who can defeat us is...us. And Obama's party and posturing leads the way for that eventuality.
As Rush said today, Obama is playing his part perfectly, whether intentionally or no -- as a shill for Hillary.