Comments on: Obama on Pakistan: commitment or contradiction? http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/03/21/obama-on-pakistan-commitment-or-contradiction/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: marvin melzer http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/03/21/obama-on-pakistan-commitment-or-contradiction/comment-page-1/#comment-3002 Tue, 19 Aug 2008 18:27:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/03/21/obama-on-pakistan-commitment-or-contradiction/#comment-3002 8/19/08 Obama’s remarks on Pakistan trouble me greatly and makes me rethink my support of him.(I will not of course vote for McCain. He thinks too much along military lines while I think America’s challenge in the future will be economic, not military. McCain is simply not the man for these times). An invasion of Pakistan will not be tolerated by them any more than a military invasion of our country by another country for any reason would be tolerated by us. It will mean another war. National sovereignties cannot be treated lightly. I think that with two wars already on our hands and a host of domestic worries(a growing recession,etc.)we simply do not need to substitute one war(in Iraq)for another(in Pakistan). It is time to get away from the war path and mind our own business while we still have some business to mind.
Re.AlQaeda and Osama, I think we should treat them as we would a coin that rolled into a sewer. It is simply not worth distracting ourselves from much more serious problems at home.(Besides getting rid of Osama will not end terrorism or jihad. It is written in the Koran(i.r.sura 8,verses 12ff,sura 5 v.51,etc.))Our enemy is not primarily Osama, rather it is the ghost of Mohammed.

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By: Kabir http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/03/21/obama-on-pakistan-commitment-or-contradiction/comment-page-1/#comment-116 Wed, 26 Mar 2008 13:28:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/03/21/obama-on-pakistan-commitment-or-contradiction/#comment-116 The comments about actionable intelligence aside, there is a meaningful difference in what Obama has been saying. McCain has offered cranky, unconditional support to Musharraf even through the depths of the Emergency. And Clinton has been fairly supportive of Musharraf until very recently as well.

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By: kamal khan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/03/21/obama-on-pakistan-commitment-or-contradiction/comment-page-1/#comment-113 Wed, 26 Mar 2008 06:15:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/03/21/obama-on-pakistan-commitment-or-contradiction/#comment-113 Barack Obama’s latest comments on Pakistan made in a speech this week in which he repeats a call for the United States to shift its focus from Iraq to Afghanistan and Pakistan is part of his dirty tactics to win Presidential Elections.

It seems he is grossly mistaken in his perception about Pakistan. For his information, Pakistan is homeland of peaceful, talented, progressive, and moderate people. It has no connection to extremism and terrorism; in fact these are all USA fabricated stories!!!

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By: Syed http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/03/21/obama-on-pakistan-commitment-or-contradiction/comment-page-1/#comment-107 Sat, 22 Mar 2008 20:44:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/03/21/obama-on-pakistan-commitment-or-contradiction/#comment-107 Obama’s makes it sound as if he is the only candidate on top of the issues as far as foreign policy and Pakistan and Afghanistan are concerned. However the face is, and he states it himself, that the other two candidates are more then likely to pursue a similar Pakistan policy to his.

His speech back in the summer caused a lot of anger amongst the Pakistani community, both at home and abroad. Many of them would have otherwise supported him. There is absolutely no doubt about it. Now there is only confusion and more frustration amongst ordinary Pakistanis over the designs of the American leadership

It is also interesting to note Obama using the story of a Pakistani child to back his arguments. However many in the country would question why an American president would really care about children in their country. They have seen what has happened in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Solely concerned with the War on Terror and intoxicated in its pursuit of oil and other natural resources, humanitarian and social developments have been a definite backburner in the agendas of the American administration. Why should the Pakistani child believe Obama? Is he really all that different? That remains to be seen.

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