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Musharraf: Talk Of US Strikes Just Hurts Efforts

From the DNC’s Associated Press:

Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden T-shirts are displayed outside a garments shop in Islamabad.

Musharraf rejects US strikes in Pakistan

By ROHAN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Tuesday that talk of U.S. military strikes against al-Qaida in Pakistan only hurts the fight against terrorism, and his troops bombarded militant hideouts in their strongest response yet to a month of anti-government attacks. Ten suspected militants were killed…

Musharraf, a key ally in Washington’s war against terrorism, told visiting Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that comments by senior U.S. officials and presidential hopefuls about the possibility of unilateral U.S. strikes within the country were not helpful. Musharraf met Durbin in the southern city of Karachi.

“He emphasized that only Pakistan’s security forces, which were fully capable of dealing with any situation, would take counterterrorism action inside Pakistani territory,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“The president pointed out that certain recent U.S. statements were counterproductive to the close cooperation and coordination between the two countries in combating the threat of terrorism,” the ministry said.

President Bush said Monday that America and Pakistan, if armed with good intelligence, could track and kill al-Qaida leaders in Pakistan. He stopped short of saying whether he would ask Musharraf before dispatching U.S. troops to the country.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a presidential candidate, has said that he would use military force in Pakistan if necessary to root out terrorists, prompting angry responses from Pakistani officials.

Musharraf also described a new law tying U.S. aid to Pakistan to progress in combatting militants as an “irritant in the bilateral relationship,” the statement said…

Please note how this article tries to make it sound like Mr. Musharraf is responding to President Bush’s statement, rather than Barack Hussein Obama’s and the Democrat’s bill in Congress.

It is so typical, it is pathetic.

But that is the media’s job–to lie to us each and every day for their masters in the Democrat Party.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 7th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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