Obama: U.S. must fight inside Pakistan

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama said the fight against terror could also move across the border into Pakistan, whether or not Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf consented.

Obama: U.S. must fight inside Pakistan
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said U.S. troops should be fighting terror more in Afghanistan and even Pakistan.

In the text of a speech to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington seen by ABC News before its scheduled Wednesday delivery, Obama, who is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for president, wants U.S. troops out of Iraq and redeployed to Afghanistan.

But he also said the fight against terror could also move across the border into Pakistan, whether or not Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf consented.

"If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will," Obama's speech text said.

Obama said he would also make the "hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional and I would make our conditions clear: Pakistan must make substantial progress in closing down the training camps, evicting foreign fighters and preventing the Taliban from using Pakistan as a staging area for attacks in Afghanistan."

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Last Mod: 02 Ağustos 2007, 12:26
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