Friday, February 13, 2009


I was holding this back, but as one major media outlet and several weblogs are running it...

...U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein should know better than to say things like this, especially in a public hearing.

No, the Agency isn't confirming it as true, officially.

Here is the Washington Post article of March 2008 D. Feinstein's mouthpiece claims is her open source. Quoting from there:
Musharraf, who controls the country's military forces, has long approved U.S. military strikes on his own. But senior officials in Pakistan's leading parties are now warning that such unilateral attacks -- including the Predator strikes launched from bases near Islamabad and Jacobabad in Pakistan -- could be curtailed.
This report wasn't confirmed or denied at the time, either, with good reason.

Bringing it up again now just throws gasoline on the fire that is Pakistani politics, and just in time for "Special Envoy" R. Holbrooke to be in the region.

1 comment:

L.Douglas Garrett said...


Bill Roggio thinks she was reaching for cover from a different article dated February 2008, one less precise as to where...

...but he draws much the same conclusion.