The Obama administration is turning up the pressure on Pakistan to fight the Taliban inside its borders, warning that if it does not act more aggressively, the US will use considerably more force on the Pakistani side of the border to shut down Taliban attacks on US forces in Afghanistan.
Superb. The US sends its troops inside Afghanistan to help the regime to fight the Taliban.
There is fighting and US forces are killed too.
Pakistan is fighting its own Taliban.
The US is now saying it will use force to shut down those attacks on its soldiers in Afghanistan.
What are we missing here?
It is a truly duh moment.
If his troops are there to fight the Taliban, then why can they not take on the ones that come from the border?
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As you already know Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel peace prize. He is set to receive it later this week. Guess what?
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said, “He is accepting the Nobel Peace Prize as a war President.” After the decision to send 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan he will also mention it in his speech.
I have no clue what a war president is. One waging war or one waging war against war or one who has been caught in a war or one who has inherited it? Does this not reduce the very idea of the peace prize? True, precedents are there of people at war receiving the prize, but to go there and say, look, I am sending troops, however, it is all good and yet I take responsibility, so I accept this award as the war president on behalf of the American people – is this okay?
Should he be speaking on behalf of the American people at all? I know this is a hypothetical scenario. He may accept it on his own. And the American people will be left with the baby and the bathwater and those plastic duckies.