View Poll Results: Should have Pakistan's sovereign been a lesser concern for the US?

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  • No, Obama should have informed the ISI or obtained permission first

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Thread: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    how do you think it should have been handled?
    When Pakistan tried to claim credit, we should have thanked them for their "assistance". It would have forced the government to work closer with us to save face, rather than forcing them to distance themselves.

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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Pakistan has nuclear weapons and thus anyone with half and brain will respect their sovereignty. Performing military operations on their soil is an act of war and invites violent retaliation.

    In this case, the Pakistani military is allowing such attacks, regardless of what they say. If they actually were against it, they wouldn't be allowing U.S. supply convoys into Afghanistan.
    You make out:

    A) Only the US gains from this relationship
    B) They have the balls to use those nuclear weapons
    C) They have the technology to propel them onto mainland US
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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    When Pakistan tried to claim credit, we should have thanked them for their "assistance". It would have forced the government to work closer with us to save face, rather than forcing them to distance themselves.
    Yep, and it would also have had the added benefit of depriving everyone of any justification for accusing us of "violating their sovereignty". Musharaf would have sounded ridiculous saying what he did, so he, for example, wouldn't be spouting off at all.
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