Those Uppity Pakistanis
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — An American drone fired two missiles at a bakery in northwest Pakistan Saturday and killed four suspected militants, officials said, as the U.S. pushed on with its drone campaign despite Pakistani demands to stop. This was the third such strike in the country in less than a week.
Drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas where Afghan and other militants have found refuge are considered a key tactic by U.S. officials in the war against al-Qaida and its Taliban supporters. But many Pakistanis resent the strikes, which they consider an affront to their sovereignty.
Pakistan considers the drone strikes an “affront to their sovereignty? Gosh. I can’t imagine why. Oh, wait. What if Pakistan was blowing up bakeries here in the U.S. while ignoring U.S. “demands to stop?” I have a feeling we’d be just a wee bit ticked off at that too.