Nov 07 2008
For now, in the waning months of the Bush administration, the war against Islamo Fascism is still being waged full force in Iraq, Afghanistan and in Pakistan.Â Given the fact the liberal doves will be calling for full retreat in the coming months from many of these battlefields (thankfully Iraq was won before the Surrendercrats could raise the white flag), it is worth noting we still fight to punish those responsible for 9-11 and for plotting future 9-11s.
Pakistani forces have been engaged in fierce clashes with militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda since a military operation was launched in the semi-autonomous tribal region in August.
The Pakistani military said last month that since the fighting began some 1,500 rebels and 73 soldiers had died while hundreds more militants were captured.
On Wednesday, Pakistani fighter jets bombarded several areas in Bajaur, killing 15 militants, local administration official Mohammad Jamil told AFP.
Pakistan’s tribal belt became a safe haven for hundreds of Al-Qaeda and Taliban extremists who fled Afghanistan after the US-led toppling of the hardline Taliban regime in late 2001 and have since set up training camps here.
Many militants had gathered in Bajaur in recent months after being driven out of other Pakistani tribal regions, especially North and South Waziristan, hundreds of kilometres (miles) to the south.
While Pakistani forces have been concentrating on Bajaur, most of a recent spate of suspected US missile attacks on Pakistan have focused on Waziristan.
We have been herding the enemy into a smaller and smaller region, surrounded on the south side byan Â 80,000 – 100,000 strong Pakistani forces and to the North by US, NATO and Afghan forces numbers almost as much. The Taliban and their al-Qaeda puppet masters canÂ occasionallyÂ break out and do some momentary damage. But they are then pushed back into their pen, and these break out attacks have been decreasing over time and in punch.
It is gift President Bush is handing to the Democrats. Iraq is not poised to wage war in the Middle East or secretly use his contacts with al-Qaeda to fund or arm attacks on us. The Taliban are not harboring blood thirsty al-Qaeda suicide attackers planning to spread death and destruction across the west. And Pakistan is penning in the remaining hot spots with our assistance.
Only a real fool could turn this situation around and let the enemy break out and attack us again. What kind of test do these people have in mind for President Obama, and will Obama and his Surrendercrats pass the test?