State Department on Mehsud: Nothing Is Over!
I’ve poked fun at State Department deputy spokesman Robert Wood before, so it’s only right that I say that he strikes a pleasing tone about the reported death of Pakistani Taliban leader Beitullah Mehsud.
QUESTION: Can you talk about [what] it means if he is dead? I know it’s –
MR. WOOD: I don’t want to speculate about what it may or may not mean. But again, this is a long-term struggle that we are in against violent extremism, and we’re going to continue to try to confront that challenge as best we can with our partners around the world. And — but we realize this is going to be a long-term struggle.
Now to hear if the Pakistanis agree.