Khalil Dale, a British Red Cross doctor, was beheaded in Pakistan in a barbaric act by his kidnappers. Police found his body wrapped in plastic near the city of Quetta in southwestern Pakistan. The International Red Cross condemned the atrocity in the strongest possible terms after the remains were examined by another doctor, Safdar Hussain. While police blame the Taliban, whose role was implied when Dr. Dale was first taken at gunpoint this past January, you may as well blame the people of Pakistan. There just seems to be no pleasing these folks.
This event comes on the heels of Pakistan demanding that the United States end its drone war in their country. Barack Obama has made much of his use of drones, as well as taking yet another victory lap as we approach the anniversary of the execution of Osama Bin Laden tomorrow. Obama and the Democrats, who were quick to bash George W. Bush in 2004 and Rudy Giuliani in 2008 for any politicizing of the 9/11 attacks, seem to think they can play up Bin Laden′s death for votes this fall. The Obama reelection team is even now trying to claim that if Mitt Romney had been president, Bin Laden would still be alive.
We must also look at recent revelations about just how closely Bin Laden and Al Qaeda were working with the Taliban. The very same Taliban that the Obama administration is currently attempting to negotiate a peace deal with in Afghanistan. How the death of Khalil Dale, the British doctor beheaded in Pakistan, will effect these negotiations is too early to tell. Despite the International Red Cross condemning this barbaric act in the strongest possible terms, Obama, whose role appears to be that of an appeaser to the people of Pakistan, will most likely cave in to their demands.