Fran Townsend, Bush’s Homeland Security Advisor, refused to deny the possibility that American troops might have to be dispatched to Pakistan if President Musharraf fails to contain terrorists. “Just because we don’t speak about things publicly doesn’t mean we’re not doing thing you talk about.”
Last week, a Republican in the Defense Department crucified Hillary Clinton for daring to inquire if there had been any planning in regard to evacuation of troops. Mr. Edleman claimed Clinton was aiding the enemy. But, Townsend obviously is hinting at possible American troops being sent to Pakistan. Sending US troops to Pakistan is the first step in creating another Iraq.