Pakistan held a democratic election and the winner used to pal around with Osama Bin Laden. President Obama was thrilled!
President Obama congratulated the people of Pakistan on national elections Saturday that marked the country’s first democratic transfer of power.
“I congratulate the people of Pakistan on the successful completion of yesterday’s parliamentary elections,” Obama said in a statement. “The United States stands with all Pakistanis in welcoming this historic peaceful and transparent transfer of civilian power, which is a significant milestone in Pakistan’s democratic progress. By conducting competitive campaigns, freely exercising your democratic rights, and persevering despite intimidation by violent extremists, you have affirmed a commitment to democratic rule that will be critical to achieving peace and prosperity for all Pakistanis for years to come.”
Early tallies suggested former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could be headed back to power as leader of a coalition government…
There’s no talk of things like Axis of Evil here. Instead we get this:
Who is former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, you ask? Well, he is a Muslim extremist, who also helped to give us the Taliban in Afghanistan in the first place.
Lest we forget, back when he was running for the US, Obama said that he would send missiles into Pakistan if if he thought radical Muslims might get a hold of their nuclear weapons. Then later, in August 2007, when he was running for President, Obama vowed that he would send ground troops into Pakistan if they did not do more to stop their support for terrorists.
But now, when Pakistan has elected a radical Muslim who has helped the Taliban in the past, Obama just congratulates them.
Read the whole thing. Nawaz Sharif has led an interesting life, to say the least, and he’s no fan of the United States. He protested the killing of Bin Laden, and back when he was previously in power the terrorist paid him off for not cracking down on the terrorist network. So of course Obama is just giddy with excitement, or as David Greenfield put it, it’s his “mission accomplished.”
Thanks to Mrs. P. for the tip.
Update: Sort of off-topic but somewhat related – what was Chuck Hagel doing meeting with an anti-Christian extremist? Inquiring minds want to know.