On Sunday, Hayden declined to comment on reports that the U.S. might be escalating unilateral strikes against Al Qaeda members and fighters operating in Pakistan's tribal areas out of concern that the pro-Western Musharraf's influence might be waning. Hayden only would say that Pakistan's cooperation in the past has been crucial to U.S. efforts to stem terrorism there.I think that is about all the comment you need to hear.
"The situation on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border presents clear and present danger to Afghanistan, Pakistan, the West in general and United States in particular," he said. "Operationally, we are turning every effort to capture or kill that leadership from the top to the bottom."
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Words mean things, especially when those words are said together.