President Obama fulfilled a campaign promise and sent drones into Pakistan to kill militants. I guess he figures he can’t catch them and throw them into Gitmo anymore, so he better kill them outright!

Missiles fired from a suspected U.S. spy plane killed seven people Friday on the Pakistan side of the Afghan border, a lawless region where al-Qaida militants are known to hide out, officials said. The strike was the first on Pakistani territory since the inauguration of President Barrack Obama. Pakistani leaders had expressed hope Obama would halt the attacks, more than 30 of which have been launched since the middle of last year, reportedly killing several senior militants. The pro-U.S. government routinely protests them as a violation of the country’s sovereignty, but most observers speculate it has an unwritten agreement allowing them to take place.

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Update: Although President Obama has not conceded that the attacks occurred, the death toll has now risen to 18! 21!

Update: UH-OH!

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – President Hamid Karzai condemned a U.S. operation he said killed 16 Afghan civilians, while hundreds of villagers denounced the American military during an angry demonstration Sunday. Karzai said the killing of innocent Afghans during U.S. military operations “is strengthening the terrorists.”

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