Argument: The Pakistani public would view a US unilateral strike as an invasion
- Eric Schmitt. "Pakistan Warns U.S. on Attacking Al Qaeda on Its Own". New York Times. January 12, 2008 - "Mr. Musharraf is not alone or extreme in this view. An array of experts, including Pakistani military analysts and American counterterrorism specialists, say that United States troops would be seen as an invasion force by the Pakistani public. They argue that American raids would fail and increase public support for militants, who say they are trying to free Pakistan from American domination."