And Now For Something Completely Different

Here’s one campaign promise President Obama has already kept — taking the war to Pakistan’s ungoverned (and mostly ungovernable) North-West Frontier:

A suspected US drone missile attack has killed nine people in north-western Pakistan, local witnesses say.

At least one missile hit a house in a village near the town of Mirali in North Waziristan, a stronghold of al-Qaeda and Taleban militants.

It is the first such attack since Barack Obama was inaugurated as US president on Tuesday.

Of course, former President Bush authorized the same kind of quasi-legal strikes, but without all the embarrassing and destabilizing public pronouncements.