It looks that way. Last year, when Barack Obama proposed attacking Al Qaeda targets in Pakistan without Pakistani permission, the president cited that suggestion as proof of Obama's poor judgement. So did John McCain.
forward one year. On Monday, a U.S. missile strike in South
Waziristan--which apparently killed a prominent Al Qaeda target--seems
to have been executed without Pakistan's approval.
No word yet on whether McCain's changed his mind as well.