August 2, 2007
Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said something strange yesterday. Obama, who likes to say he opposed the war even before he came to the Senate, unlike Hillary Clinton, said he might send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists.
Here is a guy who thinks allies have been ignored during the Bush administration. Here is a man who thinks unilateralism is bad. Here is someone who thinks all conflicts should go to and be resolved by the United Nations saying he would consider a unilateral invasion of Pakistan.
How does he know the United States does not secretly have troops inside Pakistan looking for the bad guys? And I thought liberal Democrats oppose the go-it-alone strategy they so regularly criticize President Bush for practicing; except, of course, he has not gone it alone, at least not completely.
Obama has again demonstrated his inexperience and inexperience is something we can ill afford these days. Think Jimmy Carter.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.