U.S. fires missiles into Pakistan

Strike kills 17, no comment yet from White House.

Published January 23, 2009 7:03PM (EST)

CNN reports that two U.S. missiles were fired into Pakistan, one into the North Waziristan area and another into South Waziristan. Preliminary reports indicate that 17 were killed.

The news was reported right as Obama press secretary Robert Gibb was starting his second press conference, at 1 p.m. today. He was asked about it but withheld comment.

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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