The United States has escalated air strikes against al-Qaeda fighters operating in Pakistan's tribal areas fearing that support from Islamabad may slip away, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
U.S. officials, who were not identified, said Washington wants to inflict as much damage as it can to al Qaeda's network now because Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf may not be able to offer much help in the months ahead.
Hitting Al Qaeda targets in Pakistan is something Barak Obama said he also would do, with or without Pakistan's consent.
This, of course is what John McCain -- "follower of Al Qaeda to the Gates of Hell" said is wrong and claimed Obama is naive and counter American policy in so advocating. Apparently, he has an understanding with Hell, but not Pakistan.