Pakistan criticized U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday for saying that, if elected, he might order military strikes against terrorists hiding in this Islamic country.
At least Bush waited until he got into office before he pissed off people!
“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.”
Damn the laws, full speed ahead!
Top Pakistan officials said Obama’s comment was irresponsible and likely made for political gain in the race for the Democratic nomination.
Political gain? Surely the Dems don’t do that sort of thing!
“It’s a very irresponsible statement, that’s all I can say,” Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khusheed Kasuri told AP Television News. “As the election campaign in America is heating up we would not like American candidates to fight their elections and contest elections at our expense.”
And not to be outdone by the left, this winner from the right spews the following…
Another presidential hopeful, Colorado Republican Tom Tancredo, also came under criticism Friday by a Pakistani official after saying that the best way to deter a nuclear terrorist attack on the United States would be to threaten to retaliate by bombing the holiest Islamic sites of Mecca and Medina.
And I thought killing the innocent was reserved for them. Silly me.
“It is absolutely outrageous and reprehensible for anyone to suggest attacks on holy sites, whether they are Muslim, Christian, Jewish or those of any other religion,” deputy spokesman Tom Casey told reporters, adding that the comments were “absolutely crazy.”
Crazy people on the right too? Holy Shiite Batman!
On Friday, 1,000 tribesmen rallied in Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal area, condemning recent military operations and chanting slogans against the United States.
Can’t they sing ‘We are the world’ like everyone else does?
“We will teach a lesson to America if it attacks us,” local cleric Maulvi Mohammed Roman told the rally.
S’cuse me, but ya’ll have been trying to ‘teach us a lesson’ before we went into your country. If you didn’t like it, then you should have left us alone!