Washington : The US is facing various kinds of struggles like “diplomatic, ideological and military” in which there is definite “relevancy” for Pakistan, a Republican senator, who is contesting the party’s nomination for 2008 presidential election has said.
“…I’m telling you there’s relevancy because Pakistan is a nuclear arms state. Pakistan is next to Afghanistan, where 40,000 brave Americans are serving and fighting the Taliban and al Qaeda. Also, it would pose a threat to our military presence in Afghanistan if Pakistan became a radical Islamic state,” Arizona senator McCain said at a campaign appearance.
“We are now in an ideological — as well as military, diplomatic and intelligence — struggle. And this ideological struggle has a lot to do with their effective use of cyberspace.
“In the last couple of weeks, Osama bin Laden has gotten messages out of an obscure place, somewhere in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he’s instructed, recruited and motivated radical Islamist extremist,” McCain who is running very strong in New Hampshire said.
“… I will get Osama bin Laden, my friends. I’ll follow him to the gates of hell, because we’ve got to bring that person to justice. It requires a steady hand at the tiller. It requires someone with the knowledge and the background and the judgment to lead this country in difficult times,” McCain said during the campaign.