Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Great (?) quotes...


"You see where the insufficiency of forces is? I don’t understand why [the Americans] don’t just kill the militants on their side of the border. They show us videos as proof of militants crossing into Pakistan. Why don’t they just sort them out there, in Afghanistan, instead of making videos?" - unidentified Pakistani military official, opining on U.S. complaints that Taliban militants based in Pakistan conduct cross-border raids into Afghanistan before slipping across the border to shelter in Pakistan...

The 'insufficiency' he referred to was the fact that Pakistan has deployed some 120 thousand troops along the Pakistan-Afghan border, as compared to approximately 30 thousand U.S. troops deployed on the Afghan side... (article numbers).

 
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