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Obama seems to soften tone on Pakistan

August 8, 2007

By SCOTT LINDLAW, Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. – Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama said Wednesday it’s critical for Pakistan to be a constructive ally in fighting al-Qaida, one week after threatening military action to hunt down terrorists if President Pervez Musharraf doesn’t act.

Obama declined to criticize the Bush administration’s policies on Pakistan, and expressed sympathy for Musharraf, who faces a growing militant backlash in his Muslim nation.

“President Musharraf has a very difficult job, and it is important that we are a constructive ally with them in dealing with al-Qaida,” the Illinois senator said.

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