Monday, October 30, 2006

A failed October surprise?

New York Times reporting that Pakistan's military says it attacked a religious school today where 75-80 "militants" were killed.

ABC news, however, is reporting that it was actually Americans who attacked, in a botched attempt to get Ayman al Zawahiri in the week before the election.
Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News they believe they have "boxed" Zawahiri in a 40-square-mile area between the Khalozai Valley in Bajaur and the village of Pashat in Kunar, Afghanistan. They hope to capture or kill him in the next few months.
What do you think the Pakistanis have been offered as an incentive to insure they get al-Zawahiri in the next week?

The Bush administration, playing politics with missiles....more here about the "unrest" this may cause in Pakistan. Maybe al-Qaeda militants will succeed in getting Musharraf executed, fuelled by such incidents. Then the world will have an even worse nightmare on our hands. You thought al Qaeda was bad, how about al Qaeda with nukes?

Oh well, as long as the GOP retains control of the congress, it's all for a good cause, right?