Politics Actionable Intelligence
posted by August 6 at 15:06 PMon
Yesterday Mitt Romney attacked Barack Obama for saying that he would attack al-Qaida in Pakistan with or without Pakistan’s permission.
“If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will,” Obama said.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is one of the Republican front-runners, said U.S. troops “shouldn’t be sent all over the world.” He called Obama’s comments “ill-timed” and “ill-considered.”
Today George W. Bush said…
President George Bush insisted today the US would take out Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders believed to be hiding in Pakistan if he had “actionable intelligence.” He refused to say whether he would seek permission first from Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf.
I don’t know who comes off looking the worst here—Obama, Romney, or Bush.