Monday, July 23, 2007

Think Bush is Stupid Now? Wait Until He Invades Pakistan

It's possible that the U.S. forces will invade Pakistan, dealing with tribal leaders, brigands, and other colorful characters in the ungoverned land between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

To date, "everybody knows" that President Bush is stupid because he isn't chasing terrorists anywhere except in Iraq.

If U.S. forces go into the ungoverned area that's nominally in Pakistan, I think we can count on an outcry about how stupid President Bush is because he's getting the States involved in a country other that Iraq.

(I know: but I'm not "everybody," and know that there's U.S. presence in many countries other than Iraq.)

2 comments:

American Interests said...

U.S forces in Pakistan? I don't want to think about it...

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

The entire War on Terror situation is one that I wish didn't exist.

As for Pakistan, direct U.S. involvement is probably not the best decision. President Musharraf's government would not profit, politically, by allowing foreign troops on Pakistani soil.

Although it shouldn't matter who is running Pakistan, President Musharraf and the United States of America appear to have a common interest in preventing the territory between Pakistan and Afghanistan from becoming a base for the likes of the Taliban and al Qaeda.

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