Saturday, January 24, 2009

"O Bomb A" Hits Pakistani Tribal Areas

President Barack Obama's military struck targets in Pakistan on his fourth day in office. The Washington Post reported:

Two remote U.S. missile strikes that killed at least 20 people at suspected terrorist hideouts in northwestern Pakistan yesterday offered the first tangible sign of President Obama's commitment to sustained military pressure on the terrorist groups there, even though Pakistanis broadly oppose such unilateral U.S. actions.

It appears Pakistanis have the same trouble getting their will expressed as other global democracies. The citizens of Pakistan broadly oppose unilateral U.S. actions. How should their government respond?

Israel pioneered the use of summary execution in its various, unending wars. America picked up the practice, likely to our founding fathers chagrin. President Obama didn't wait long to pull the trigger. Now change means "No Change from W."