This must be part of our mission to civilize the wogs. Only when we've not only bombed the bejesus out of them, but bombed some Jesus into them, will they quit stoning homosexuals, and gang-raping and honor-killing uppity women. I'm sure they're getting the message.
Yeah well, they also insist they don't have a bunch of Taliban heavies hiding in the mountain hamlets. I'm sure that's equally true. Still, we need to review what's working and what's not working here. We've offered $25 million bounties for bin Laden and al-Zawahri, we've sent strike forces in, we've bombed villages and killed plenty of innocent people. This is already a seething, loosely anti-American populace, there's no need to incite them further. Perhaps not letting bin Laden escape at Tora Bora in the first place would've helped.
This sort of thing also plays into the hands of our good friend Mahmoud "Let's wipe Israel off the map" Ahmadinejad. A pissed-off Pakistani citizenry could incite a destabilizing coup in that country, which would likely replace Musharraf with someone more Iran-friendly and less USA-friendly. So, you know, just keep it up, o masters of the universe. You've completely destabilized Iraq, now it's time to move on to South Asia.
Gee. Maybe we coulda won some of them over by helping out after the earthquake.