Friday, August 7, 2009

Baitullah Mehsud Killed

Baitullah Mehsud, leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, was killed by a CIA strike. He is a diabetic and was receiving medical care at his father-in-law's house when the drone hit the home and killed him.
The American government made killing or capturing Mr. Mehsud one of its top priorities this year, and Pakistan considered him its No. 1 enemy because of the widespread violence he unleashed across the country. His death would provide a boost for forces battling a resurgent Taliban at a time when President Obama is trying to marshal support for a coordinated antiterrorism strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

With all the criticism Obama threw at Bush over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I am glad to see he is continuing the Bush policies of using unmanned drones.

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