I do not know if it is true, but I am inclined to not believe Shahzad when he says his attempted bombing of Time Square was meant as revenge for drone strikes. If Obama had not continued the drone strikes it would have been something else as his excuse of motivation. It is worth pointing to show a bit of irony as Glenn Reynolds explains below. Just to be clear though, I do not think Obama deserves any sort of blame for the attack.
"If the Taliban hate ‘em, that’s no reason to quit. But it’s kind of ironic, since these strikes are the signature Obama anti-terror technique, and since Obama’s partisans claimed he’d inspire less hatred"
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