Obama's Comments Draw Criticism

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Barack Obama is coming under renewed criticism
from his Democratic rivals, after delivering a warning to Pakistan.

Obama said today that if Pakistani leaders were to fail to take action against known terrorists within their borders, he would send in US military force as president.

Fellow Democratic candidate Bill Richardson says the US needs to be tough with Pakistan -- but that it shouldn't "unnecessarily inflame the Muslim world." And Joe Biden says the US shouldn't tell Pakistan that it's "about to violate their sovereignty."

The White House defended its policy toward Pakistan, without
commenting directly on Obama's remarks.

Obama's speech comes a week after he was described as naive by
his chief Democratic rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, for saying he'd
been willing to meet with leaders of Cuba, Iran and North Korea
without conditions.

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