In addition to Katrina (see post below), I’m increasingly thinking that a Democrat could win the White House in ’08 if they’d take a more hardline approach with Pakistan. I just read a review of Kathy Gannon’s book “I is for Infidel” in which the AP reporter recalls her experience in Afghanistan. She offers anecdotal evidence that the Pakistan intelligence agency is actively supporting terrorists and the Taliban.
This administration is clearly coddling Pakistan — as evidenced by the fact that Osama bin Laden is living untouched on some western Pakistani mountain. I’m sure the Bush administration has done a cost-benefit analysis on invading western Pakistan to get bin Laden and decided against the move. Perhaps the adminsitration is right. But, I suspect a Democrat running on a platform of getting bin Laden at any cost would probably resonate well with voters.