Obama wants to chase Osama

Obama Barak has said his administration would enter Pakistan to hunt for al-Qa’ida with or without the consent of President Musharraf:

Barack Obama moved to outflank Hillary Clinton on national security policy yesterday, promising that he would not hesitate to use military force to defend American interests.

Mr Obama went further than any of his rivals for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination by explicitly promising to send troops into lawless tribal areas of Pakistan to conduct counter-terrorism operations, even if Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, objected.

Mr Obama has been stung by suggestions that he is too callow and inexperienced to lead the United States and yesterday’s speech in Washington was a means of rebutting the charge that an Obama presidency would be weak on foreign and national security policy.

“I understand that President Musharraf has his own challenges,” he said at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars. “But let me make this clear: There are terrorists in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al-Qaeda leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will.”

Personally, I think is purely to try and change his falling ratings in the race to become Democratic candidate.

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