Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has criticized the tough talk coming out of Washington and the presidential campaign as counterproductive. President Bush and Barack Obama, among others, have recently raised the possibility of attacking targets in Pakistan without necessarily consulting that nation’s government.

Los Angeles Times:

President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said today that suggestions the United States might carry out unilateral attacks against Al Qaeda fighters on Pakistani soil were counterproductive.

The Pakistani leader’s comments, his first public expression of displeasure on the subject, came as Pakistani troops struck two insurgent hide-outs in the volatile North Waziristan tribal area. Ten suspected militants were killed in the raids, military officials said, and two Pakistani troops died in separate incidents elsewhere in the troubled region along the border with Afghanistan.

Pakistani forces employed helicopter gunships and heavy artillery in today’s fighting, which was among the heaviest yet during a nearly month-old government offensive in the tribal areas.

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