- Peace Garden: Sliding back to W's policies?

Sliding back to W's policies?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Strikes in Pakistan Underscore Obama’s Options

Two missile attacks launched from remotely piloted American aircraft killed at least 15 people in western Pakistan on Friday. The strikes suggested that the use of drones to kill militants within Pakistan’s borders would continue under President Obama.

But some of the attacks have also killed civilians, enraging Pakistanis and making it harder for the country’s shaky government to win support for its own military operations against Taliban guerrillas in the country’s lawless border region. American officials in Washington said there were no immediate signs that the strikes on Friday had killed any senior Qaeda leaders. They said the attacks had dispelled for the moment any notion that Mr. Obama would rein in the Predator attacks.

Yeah - this was SO SUCCESSFUL during W's days! Right?

Strides forward in some areas (Gitmo, torture...) - slides backwards in others (Gates, this...).

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