PAKISTAN UPDATE….From the LA Times this morning:
A missile strike Sunday destroyed the compound of a suspected militant leader in Pakistan’s tribal belt, killing at least 18 people, officials and local residents said. The Pakistani military disavowed responsibility for the strike in the South Waziristan tribal region, raising the possibility that it was carried out by U.S. forces.
Yes, that would raise the possibility all right. If anyone else were shooting missiles into Pakistan, I’m pretty sure we’d know about it.
And speaking of this, a few months ago we had a minor kerfuffle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama about missile strikes on Pakistan. However, since it was all based on “hypotheticals,” it wasn’t much of a conversation. Since then, though, we’ve launched at least two actual, concrete, non-hypothetical missile attacks against Pakistan. Shouldn’t someone ask the candidates what they think of these?