Big, Tough, Campaign Talk

Ah, the naievete.

“I understand that President Musharraf has his own challenges,” Obama said. “But let me make this clear. There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al Qaeda leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will.”

I admit this is hard, but I’m going to try to think like a Democrat right now…

Playing into Obama’s hypothetical moment of manliness, wouldn’t most Dems want to know what would happen when the Pakistanis instantly decide to stop being an ally of the US and instead, defend their homeland against the unauthorized invasion, soliciting the help of the Taliban? Would Pakistan become Obama’s Iraq? Wouldn’t one little conversation in the Oval Office between Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack stop this silly idea in its tracks? Me thinks so.

Of course, the Obama lovers in this country will hail this blatant example of voter pandering as pure blue steel toughness. Too bad it’s all smoke and mirrors.