From Washington Post:
President Bush’s homeland security adviser, Frances Fragos Townsend, said Sunday that the use of U.S. military force against terrorist hideouts in Pakistan remained a possibility.
“Just because we don’t speak about things publicly doesn’t mean we’re not doing things you talk about,” Townsend said on “Fox News Sunday” when asked about the chances of a special operations strike.
“Job number one is to protect the American people. There are no options off the table,” she said.
So basically, the American people are more important than the Pakistanis. Clearly civilian casualties don’t matter to the U.S. government until it involves American citizens.
And then they wonder why Pakistanis view the U.S. establishment with distrust.