"At All Cost"

"The sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country will be defended at all cost and no external force is allowed to conduct operations inside Pakistan," [Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani] said.

Have the people of the United States understood what Bush is doing here?

He just started a war with a nuclear armed nation of some 170 million people.

Have the NATO/ISAF troops in Afghanistan and their civilian overlords understood what Bush is doing here?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, the knee-jerk reaction from this administration, when they have created a disaster and a completely no-win situation (as they have with occupation of Afghanistan), they only thing they appear to understand how to do is create yet another disaster.

In both Pakistan and Afghanistan, most of the people consider their government officials so crooked that they have to screw their socks on in the morning.

The only real way to resolve the problems in Afghanistan and Pakistan is to involve insurgents in the political and social process, and give them and their families some hope for the future.

Of course, this would be logical. But as has been painfully on display for the reign of the Bush administration, logic has absolutely no relationship with the thought processes of the people currently holding the reins of power in this country.