Speaking on the end of a week-long tour of America’s warzones, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I – CT) praised the Pakistani military’s invasion of South Waziristan as a great success, and said the army was “on the move” and could soon attack North Waziristan.
The Pakistani government has also touted the South Waziristan offensive, despite having failed to capture any significant militant leader in months of attacks. They have however, hesitated to pledge attacks on North Waziristan.
It is clear that the Obama Administration has sought to win a commitment from the government for such attacks, and they continue to escalate drone strikes in North Waziristan over growing objections from Pakistani officials, concerned that with 200,000 troops already fighting wars on America’s behalf they are being stretched a little thin.
But while Sen. Lieberman et al clashed with Pakistan’s civilian government, they also met directly with Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen. Parvez Kayani, which will likely draw further accusations of American meddling in Pakistan’s internal affairs at a time when concerns over yet another military coup seem to be growing.
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