Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bush and MMS

The media pillories US President George Bush and lionises our Prime Minister MMS - but Bush has his priorities right. He will defend his country and his citizens. If I had heard this speech or talk from MMS, that would be something - and what we got was a speech that was a watery concoction.

US President George W Bush promised on Tuesday to "do what is necessary" to blunt any terrorist threats originating from suspected extremist havens in Pakistan's remote tribal areas.

Did MMS promise that? I don't think so.

"We have made it clear to Pakistan and to all our partners that we will do what is necessary to protect American troops and the American people," said the US president, who leaves office on January 20.

Have we? No

"We understood, as I said here at West Point in 2002, 'if we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long.'

We have waited too long for many many years ago, and we will be long gone before we wake up...

And the article ends with this:

They (Osama and Zawahiri) "remain at large, yet they are facing pressure so intense that the only way they can stay alive is to stay underground. The day will come -- the day will come -- when they receive the justice they deserve," he said.

Now, think Dawood, think Masood Azhar and think of the others. Can you truly say that about someone who has attacked India? What have we achieved from Pakistan thus far? A couple of house arrests and "raids". There is a lot of that to be done in our country also.


Rangachari Anand said...

Come on now - you can't be serious! I really like this blog but I have to say this: If Bush was the Indian PM, we would have launched an attack on Nepal by now :-)

Neelakantan said...

I knew this had to be brought up :)

Bush would have "taken out" Nepal, presumably Bhutan before turning his attention to Pakistan :)) all without asking for evidence, providence, permission.

And we, with all the evidence in the world, dilly dally, wring hands, whine....