Strike in Pakistan Fails
Pakistan Demands Apology
Ooops. The bombing of a village in northern Paksitan, apparently done in hopes of killing al-Qaeda #2 Ayman al-Zawahir, missed its intended target. The idea had been to kill him while he was eating a joint dinner with his hosts in honor of the Feast of Sacrifice (commemorating the story of Abraham and his son).
I presume that the Pakistani government is crying crocodile tears over the strike, which it certainly authorized, and for which it would have held a victory parade if the bombing had succeeded.
As it is, the US has killed at least 18 persons, some of them, it is being alleged, women and children. In this age of global media, we’ll no doubt get to see the pictures.