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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More of the same in '08

Just another warmonger... he claims he would withdraw from Iraq (yeah, right), but only so he could intensify the imperialist war in Afghanistan and free up troops for more invasions, like in Pakistan. Whatever he does, it's clear that he doesn't intend to diverge from the bogus and manipulative anti-terrorist narrative that the Bush Administration and the rest of the elite have set up and pray to every day since 9/11. Look at Obama appeal to that 9/11 jingoism like an old pro: "There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans." More of the same. No one for president in '08, please.

Obama might send troops into Pakistan
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists even without local permission if warranted — an attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign policy skills as naive.

The Illinois senator warned Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf that he must do more to shut down terrorist operations in his country and evict foreign fighters under an Obama presidency, or Pakistan will risk a U.S. troop invasion and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid.

"Let me make this clear," Obama said in a speech prepared for delivery at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. "There are terrorists holed up 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-Qaida leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will."

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Obama said that as commander in chief he would remove troops from Iraq and putting them "on the right battlefield in Afghanistan and Pakistan." He said he would send at least two more brigades to Afghanistan and increase nonmilitary aid to the country by $1 billion.

He also said he would create a three-year, $5 billion program to share intelligence with allies worldwide to take out terrorist networks from Indonesia to Africa.

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