Oct 17 2008
Some good news on the war front:
A Pakistani intelligence official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the bombardment had killed at least two extremist commanders believed to be of Arab origin.
“The others killed were most likely local militants, but we don’t have any information about the owners of the two houses that were bombed,” the official said.
Thursday’s attack in South Waziristan was notable because it marked the first aerial assault in more than a year on a well-known redoubt ofÂ Pakistani TalibanÂ leaderÂ Baitullah Mehsud, according to another Pakistani intelligence official.
The official said there was no indication that Mehsud was nearby when the attack occurred. But residents told authorities that several Arab men believed to be allied with the Taliban had recently been seen in the area.
As long as we keep up the pressure on these animals we have a shot at staying safe from attack. Sadly, it appears likely Obama will pull the plug on our war efforts to fund his ‘spreading the wealth around’ here at home.Â