Chances are the CIA will henceforth be a little more wary about Jordanian tips and informants, but what it really needs to worry about is the relative ease with which an individual clad in low-tech weaponry was able to strike such a devastating blow against an agency with the latest technology at its command.
But it would appear the lives of the locals in Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan don’t matter to the US. Published statistics reveal only too clearly the large number of Muslim lives that have been taken by the US military post-9/11.
If the purpose of Al-Qaeda, in organising these attacks, is to create panic and deepen the divide between Muslims worldwide and the US, the resentment created by a massive profiling regime plays right into their hands.
Obama now stands thoroughly 'em-Bushed' at least as far as his war on terrorism is concerned.
A flagrant violation of Pakistan's sovereignty, these strikes speak volumes about the Obama Administration's unilateralist policies and military adventurism resembling the situation in Afghanistan where thousands of civilians have been crushed to death so far, thanks to a joystick controlled thousands of miles away in the US and raining missiles on a hapless population.
While the Clinton remarks should be welcomed, overall the US continues to adopt an arrogant and irrational approach towards Pakistan.