Was reading this article on the plan by the Taliban to ban polio vaccinations to people in Pakistan until the US stops it’s drone attacks. I get that they don’t like the drone attacks. But what is their thinking on using THIS as a supposed tool to get us to stop (as opposed to other methods, including, say, negotiation)? I suppose I can see how this might sway some of our public into wanting to stop these attacks (since I believe polio would mostly affect children), but it’s going to cause their own people to suffer a hell of a lot more than the drone attacks, and the target would be those children. Won’t this turn the locals against them? Or are the drone attacks so devastating to the regular population of Pakistan that they (the non-Taliban populace) willing to put their kids at risk for a horrible disease on the off chance it will garner sufficient traction in the US to pressure the President to stop our drone attack programs??