Pakistan Wants China To Build It's Naval Base

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    Sorry it's not from MSNBC or Fox. :rolleyes:
    Pakistan wants China to build it a naval base.
    http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/21/pakistan-says-wants-china-to-build-naval-base.html
     
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    I predicted this outcome. Our rhetorical abuse of Pakistan, as if they have no sovereignty, will come back to haunt us big time. It'll take a Republican president to correct Obama's disregard in that respect. Obama is lauded for drone killings, which are nothing more than a strategy to "look tought" but instead to avoid capturing Taliban/al Qaeda because if we did we'd have to follow through with either interrogation or court trials, further blowing his grand scheme out of the water.
     
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    But we had a "Republican President" who did almost the same things as Obama is doing now. What we need is a "Constitutional President" who won't ignore the Congress, the Courts and the Will of the People.
     
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    We can agree about both those phrases in quotes, however Bush was able to enlist Pakistan as an ally in the war against terror/Taliban/al Qaeda, and made the world safer that way and vis-a-vis atomic weapons. Things just got a whole lot more "hairy" with the mishandling of the take-down of Osama and all the talk-talk-talk subsequent to that.
     
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    You think Bush knew that Osama was in Pakistan the whole time?
    Madeline Albright and John Kerry (Who served in Vietnam) claimed that Bush had Osama on ice and warned against rolling him out at the 2004 elections and using him as a political weapon.
     
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    I do not. I don't even believe that higher ups in the Pak establishment knew that. I've heard Gates say that as well as Rumsfeld. The best place to hide is often in plain sight. We watch too much television, and believe that "everything' is known, and that is simply not the case.

    We know (or should know) that what Albright said was merely political campaign rhetoric. We always knew that. I will say that I didn't think that Bush saw OBL as high priority; once he was taken down the steam would've come out of his policy for Iraq and the whole war on terror, because the Dems wouldl've demanded it.
     
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    I really wish we could just be done with the whole region, Pakistan and Afghanistan, let China have them and throw billions of dollars into their ungrateful laps every year, fuck them.
     
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    The lines are being drawn. But Americans don't care. The Kardashians are on!
     

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