This is the kind of thing that Barack Obama might have said before he became President. (Or do we only imagine that he used to say things like that?)
(Emphasis supplied.) That would be the "imagining" thing there, Professor Althouse. In fact, Obama promised to do what he did "before he became President." It was actually the Bush Administration that asked for "permission slips" for American military action in Pakistan against Al Qaida.
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