June 15, 2008

After the news that almost 1000 prisoners escaped their jail cells with the help of the Taliban, President Karzai said he would cross into Pakistan and hunt them down. That's not sitting all that well with Pakistan as they say they will protect their borders.

Pakistan on Monday summoned Afghanistan's ambassador to lodge a strong protest over President Hamid Karzai's threat to send Afghan troops to fight Taliban leaders inside Pakistan.

In a statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi described Karzai's comments as "threatening" and "regrettable." Qureshi said he would make it "absolutely clear that Pakistan shall defend its territorial sovereignty."

It doesn't help diplomacy either when the US just killed 11 Pakistani soldiers.

American air and artillery strikes killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers during a clash with insurgents on the Afghan border on Tuesday night, a development that raised concerns about the already strained American relationship with Pakistan.

Just another day in the life of the almost defunct---Conservative movement. They wanted to attack Iraq; told us it would be a cakewalk and then told us Afghanistan was going to be easy too. Britain just committed more troops to Afghanistan today.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said earlier that Britain would send more troops to boost the strength of its forces to the "highest level".

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