Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old shot by the Taliban for promoting girl’s education in her native Pakistan, confronted Obama at the White House on Friday [October 11, 2013] about U.S. drone strikes.
In a meeting that included first lady Michelle Obama, the young activist challenged one of Obama’s premier counterterrorism strategies.
“I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism,” she said in a statement released today. “Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people. If we refocus efforts on education it will make a big impact.”
Malala also said, “I want to become a prime minister of Pakistan, and I think it’s really good. Because through politics I can serve my whole county. I can be the doctor of the whole country,” she said.
The foregoing are cuts and snips from a month-old report in CNN News. The DISSENTING DEMOCRAT hopes that Malala will one day lead her country and possibly reclaim the nobility that was once the Nobel Peace Prize.