Thursday, August 02, 2007

Zalmay Khalilzad on C-Span and Senator Obama

I do not know if this will get any traction but I just saw an interesting UN Ambassador from the US, Zalmay Khalilzad on CSpan this am.  When asked about the Obama statement on actionable intelligence and OBL, the ambassador said that this was currently the Bush Administration position as well.  He said the key was "Actionable Intelligence".  Either Khalilzad misspoke or Obama is mouthing the Bush Administration Policy.  Below is an article from US Today that supports Tony Snow's official statement about not infringing on Pakistani Sovereignty but the next article from Bill Roggio writes about Task Force 145 which will move on OBL if they have actionable intelligence but with a small footprint. This is truly confusing.  But I believe Task Force 145 will move in and kill OBL despite the Bush Administration's official policy.
U.S. forces had to halt their pursuit after the men they were chasing vanished across the border into Pakistan. "We've been on what we thought was the tail of senior leaders only to lose them in some part of the game," a senior commander said, "and they, you know, skirted across the border." One instance prompted Pentagon brass to offer Musharraf an AC-130 Spectre gunship and crew. The AC-130 is one of the most lethal weapons in the U.S. arsenal, a heavily armed, low-flying attack plane fitted out with 25-, 40-, and 105-millimeter guns and advanced, forward-looking infrared radar. Musharraf was intrigued, but when it was explained that the AC-130 functioned most effectively with a forward air controller on the ground, calling in the plane's withering sheets of fire, he declined. No American boots on Pakistani soil.
From Bill Roggio
Task Force 145 has a mandate to hunt down senior al-Qaeda operatives world wide, and is known to have operated in Pakistan to destroy Osama bin Laden's Black Guard. Also, the U.S. recently deployed naval assets to the region, as well as Task Force 145, in the hunt for al-Qaeda and Islamic Courts leaders fleeing Somalia.
Reading in between the lines, if Task Force 145 gets a tip or figures out where OBL is they'll take him out as it is an unofficial official but wink wink nod nod agreement to between Musharraf and Bush.  Obama is a Knucklehead for announcing this agreement and the Bush Administration is protecting Musharaf as well they should.

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