The Pentagon has drafted a secret plan that would send U.S. special forces into the wild tribal regions of Pakistan to capture or kill Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, but the White House has balked at giving the mission a green light, The New York Times reported today.
I like the opening phrase in the article, given that it is being written in a widely-read news source: “The Pentagon has drafted a secret plan. . .”.
Sharruma - 30 June 2008 04:45 PM
Secondly what is the pentagon doing coming up with such battle plans and
then trying to get white house approval? This stinks of the tail trying to wag
They’re saying that the White House told the Pentagon to come up with a plan in the first place.
All in all, I’m not seeing anything mysterious or surprising here. The executive branch saw the need for a plan regarding foreign policy, which is in the executive branch’s jurisdiction. They pass on the information to the Department of Defense, who would be one of the organisations suited to coming up with a plan in the situation. The DoD is supposed to get permission from the White House to have its plans enacted, though, and that is what they tried to do. And the White House apparently feels that the plans that the DoD came up with might not be the best thing to do. Everything seems to be following proper channels and going the way that it is supposed to. Just because the DoD comes up with a plan that can be enacted doesn’t mean that it should be enacted.
Oh, I wouldn’t doubt there’s plans available on hand to invade, bomb, spy upon, bring brownies and milk to, and generally meddle with every square inch of this planet, under several different conditions.
In fact, I would find it exceedingly amusing if they *didn’t* have a set of plans available for zombie infestation.
I think most nations make up various oddball invasion/defense plans as training exercises. Some, such as the one in the OP, are meant more seriously even if it’s unlikely that it will ever be carried out without Pakastani cooperation.
I say we use corn and bacon to solve our problems BTW im serious Food can solve all our problems
i mean we can solve our probs over food
That might work: we offer all the Muslims bacon. This causes the Muslims to all be so totally horrified and offended that they forget all their own sectarian, political, and personal differences and unify. After they exterminate all the rest of mankind, they can return to their own petty bickering and wipe themselves out, too.