Reports floating around over the past few days that the US is planning to explicitly exempt Pakistan from their new, actual rules about when they can assassinate somebody overseas has hit the floor of the Pakistani Senate, and they’re not happy.
Key Senators lashed Obama, saying this sort of perpetual warfare is the exact opposite of what he talked about in his inauguration speech, and that it sets the stage for a serious worsening of US-Pakistani ties. Pakistan has formally objected to US drone strikes in the past, but US officials have said the complaints weren’t in the proper channels, and therefore they assume Pakistan is still willing to accept them.
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