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“It’s not time to divorce Pakistan”

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Dawn: WASHINGTON: “No, it’s not time to divorce a nation on Earth that has 100 nuclear weapons and is on the way to double that at some point,” said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney when asked in the third and final presidential debate if it was time for the United States to divorce Pakistan.

Mr Romney, however, endorsed the drone strikes, saying that he supports the Obama administration’s policy on this key issue.

Mr Obama did not directly address this issue but when confronted by the moderator, CBS anchor Bob Schieffer, he said he was also engaging the countries where the United States was fighting terrorists.

Mr Obama also avoided responding directly to questions about Pakistan and neither the moderator nor Mr Romney pressed him for an answer, reflecting an apparent understanding on not concerning the president on sensitive security issues.

“I believe we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a threat to us and our friends around the world. And it’s widely reported that drones are being used in drone strikes, and I support that and entirely,” Mr Romney said, while endorsing the current US policy on these unmanned aircraft.


Posted by on October 23, 2012. Filed under Americas,Democracy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Responses to “It’s not time to divorce Pakistan”

  1. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    October 23, 2012 at 6:20 am

    ? It is not time to divorce Pakistan because it has 100 nuclear bombs ? Therefore: If Iran has a bomb: marry her !!!

  2. Muhammad Zafrullah

    October 23, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Romney reminds me the of a line from an old song and I happen to remember just that line:
    Every time I tried to tell you “I love you” “I love you” the words came out wrong.

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