Time to Get Ruthless in Pakistan?May 11, 2009 at 2:51 am | Posted in American politics | 9 Comments
That’s the argument of Dov S. Zakheim (sounds like a Jewish neo-conservative—like Charles Krauthammer) and indeed, he’s worked for none but the failed Republican administrations of the past. He’s one of those guys the Defense Department used to use for “message multipliers” to convince the public of their propaganda.
And now he says, hey, the time for lovey doveyness is over!
Now is not the time for squeamishness or political correctness. Do-gooders no doubt will howl at the sight of the collateral damage that would inevitably result if American units enable Pakistani forces to pulverize Taliban strongholds. The Zardari government may howl that America has sidestepped it by going directly to the military.
Let them all howl. A nuclear armed Pakistan, or even worse, a fragmented country whose nuclear weapons are up for grabs, would result in far more cries of anguish by far more people than anything that might result from the elimination of the Taliban threat. Time is running out. The United States must act now.
Yeah, go, fight, kill! … cuz that’s worked out for us so well… Apparently for these neo-conservatives, we haven’t killed enough Muslims yet in the Middle East. It should be noted, Mr. Zakheim, sounds like a very Jewish name. I don’t care what religion he follows, but given how Israel’s views on the Muslim world are, shall we say, compromised, does it make sense for America to listen to someone like Mr. Zakheim on the proper way to defend our nation?
Poor Pakistanis. Lots of them are going to be killed just for being born in the wrong place.