On the seventh anniversary of the attack on the United States by terrorists, President Bush told the government of Pakistan it must do more in the fight against terrorism. “Defeating these terrorists and extremists is also Pakistan’s responsibility because every nation has a responsibility to govern its territory and make certain that it does not become a safe haven for terrorists.” His words are interesting in a manner the president would not grasp. Even as he spoke US drones were attacking in Pakistan’s Tribal regions resulting in the death of at least 17 civilians on Monday, five women and children on Friday, and a complete disregard to human life on the part of American leaders. Does the United States have an obligation to avoid employing terrorist methods in order to defeat terrorists?
Prime Minister Gilani of Pakistan decried these attacks on his nation as violating the rights of a nation to protect its people against violence. At no place in his speech, did President Bush acknowledge that his blundering policies in Iraq SPAWNED TERRORISM. There were no terrorists until American invaded Iraq and transformed it into the haven that attracted terrorists from throughout the world.
The use of drone planes in Afghanistan and Pakistan arose from inability on the part of American military leaders to put in the field sufficient numbers of ground forces. Had the Iraq forces been sent to Afghanistan, the war there would now be over and terrorists defeated.