Pakistani Tribes Have Had Enough

Looks like the Pakistani tribes in Waziristan have had enough. A meeting of their leaders was suicide-bombed on Friday, and eight of their leaders have been beheaded in the last few weeks.

"These Taliban call themselves Muslims, but they have been involved in all kinds of crimes," said Malik Mohmmand Habib, a leader of the Salarzai tribe, one of the largest of at least five tribes who have formed lashkars in recent weeks. "We want them out of our area."

If we had good cooperation with the Pakistani Army, this would let us squeeze the Taliban out for good. But we don't, and I'm afraid that Al-Qaida might be able to slip out.