In an interview with BBC, President Obama made clear that if we have any actionable information about terrorists in Pakistan and they are unable to get these terrorists, America will not fail to act – just as he did when Osama Bin Laden was captured.
“We are very respectful of the sovereignty of Pakistan, but we cannot allow someone who is actively planning to kill our people or our our allies’ people, we can’t allow those kind of active plans to come to fruition without us taking some action.
And our hope is and our expectation is that we can achieve that in a way that is fully respectful of Pakistan’s sovereignty. But I had made no secret. I had said this when I was running for the presidency, that if I had a clear shot at Bin Laden … that we’d take it.”
And take it we should. After all, isn’t protecting the people of the United States the primary job of its Commander-In-Chief?