Obama says he would send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama plans to lay out his views today on how to deal with al-Qaida, and they include some tough words for Pakistan.

The Democratic presidential candidate says "there are terrorists holed up" in Pakistan's mountains plotting strikes. He says there was "a chance to take out an al-Qaida leadership meeting in 2005" and it was "a terrible mistake to fail to act" on that chance.

Obama warns that if Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf won't act on intelligence tips, he would do so.

The remarks come in a speech the Illinois senator is preparing to deliver later today at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

The speech comes a week after his rival for the Democratic nomination, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, accused Obama of being naive on foreign policy matters.


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