Over at Memeorandum there are two interesting articles. One is from the New York Slimes, In Pakistan Raid, Taliban Chief Was an Extra Prize, and the other is from Allahpundit the punk, Whoa: More than a dozen Taliban leaders seized by Pakistan intel. It's all interesting but why do we have Troops in Pakistan? Where is Obama? Did he send them there? What's up? While we have accolades to give out there, what about the Trrops fighting the War?
[...] It is the first big offensive launched since Barack Obama, US president, ordered an extra 30,000 troops to Afghanistan in December, and is seen as an important test of whether the latest troop surge can have a lasting impact on the Taliban.
Commanders have said the assault on Marjah is part of a wider plan to secure population centres in southern Afghanistan, the focal point for the insurgency, that will give the Afghan government time to start building the institutions needed to deny insurgents support.
The offensive has taken place alongside signs that the Taliban is facing growing pressure in Pakistan, where the movement’s second-in-command and military chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, was arrested last week in a joint US-Pakistan operation. Pakistani security officials said on Thursday they had also arrested two Taliban “shadow governors” – appointed by the movement to set up parallel administrations in two Afghan provinces. [...]
There is an outside chance that, I Wonder If We Could Please Stop Telling The Taliban Our Battle Plans, but I doubt it. Then again, Linking Jihadists to Islam– Bad… Linking Bush-Hating Marxists to Tea Party– Good and that's a good thing? And what about Hamas-linked group set up meeting with Obama adviser. That's pretty telling about The One isn't it? And, considering that there isn't any more torture, I suppose this will be just OK fine; Pakistan: We won’t hand over the captured Taliban leaders to the U.S.. They are going to Afghanistan. I don't know if that is good or bad or not yet but that's the way it is.