Ladies and gentlemen, we're at war, again. Whether this is now a fourth war, or a relocation of one of the three existing wars may be open to interpretation, but one thing that is hard to avoid concluding from the evidence available to us today is this: We are now at war with Pakistan.
As of this moment, after initially expressing outrage at the US "violation of sovereignty" in taking out Bin Laden, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf appears to have done something of a reversal, now saying Bin Laden's removal was a positive thing all in all.
But actions speak louder than words, and doubly so when comparing the actions of present Pakistani leadership against the words of its former leadership. As reported by ABC News in their blogs:
Another white-knuckle moment – at the end of the operation, Pakistan’s military scrambled fighter jets looking for the US helicopters. Who knows what could have happened if the Pakistani planes had reached the US helicopters -- but they didn’t.
Let's not kid ourselves. There's only one reason for Pakistan to be scrambling their jets in search of our helicopters, and it's not to go pop champagne corks with them. Pakistan has been harboring Bin Laden for years and the current government is not at all happy to learn we have ended that arrangement.
Don't misunderstand, this is not a second-guessing of anything. Just an observation of the facts. It's war.
(Props to Joshua Treviño of the Texas Public Policy Foundation for tweeting this find.)