U.N. approach to Pakistan off track
by The Augusta Chronicle
March 25, 2013 11:52 PM | 1299 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It’s a good bet that if the Israelis were using drones to defend themselves with pre-emptive strikes against Hamas, the Obama administration would be all over them to stop.

Especially if there were 400 civilian casualties along the way.

Yet President Obama — who was granted the Nobel Peace Prize before he had time to scuff his shoe in the White House — has been waging war from the air inside alleged-ally Pakistan.

And that’s after he and his supporters bitterly decried the Bush-era policy of waterboarding as “torture.” ...

Given the duplicitous nature of relations in that part of the world, we have little doubt the Pakistani government is taking our billions in aid and happily allowing our drone strikes and military convoys in return — and then telling the U.N. that they oppose the drones.

As for violating Pakistani sovereignty: Spare us the drivel. You can’t violate something that doesn’t exist. If the Pakistanis had “sovereignty” over their tribal regions, or just cared enough, they would do something about the fact that the Taliban and al-Qaida have found safe haven there in which to regenerate and launch attacks on our troops there and in neighboring Afghanistan.

Call us when you get sovereignty over your supposed territory. ...

Note to our Pakistani and U.N. armchair critics: When you roll up your sleeves and take on some of the dirty work that the peerless pros of the U.S. military are doing every day to protect the world from these 7th-century holdouts, then you can feel free to question our methods.

In the meantime, to paraphrase Jack Nicholson’s character in “A Few Good Men,” we have neither the time nor the inclination to explain ourselves to someone who won’t lift a finger to fight the evil we are engaged with, and who then questions the manner in which we do it.
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