Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Looks like "NeoCons"...

.. aren't the only ones who think that to "meet without preconditions" with terrorist regimes - is a bad idea.

(okay, I know it's late and this is more posting than a normal day, but seriously, this guy is comedy-gold!)

Taliban say Obama's call on moderates "illogical"

"Afghanistan's Taliban on Tuesday turned down as illogical U.S. President Barack Obama's bid to reach out to moderate elements of the insurgents, saying the exit of foreign troops was the only solution for ending the war."

"This does not require any response or reaction for this is illogical," Qari Mohammad Yousuf, a purported spokesman for the insurgent group, told Reuters..."

"The Taliban are united, have one leader, one aim, one policy...I do not know why they are talking about moderate Taliban and what it means?"

"If it means those who are not fighting and are sitting in their homes, then talking to them is meaningless. This really is surprising the Taliban."

When Obama first announced that he would "reach out to moderate elements in the Taliban" - It was (for me) one of those moments to wonder if he had been cognizant of anything concerning the international politics that have made major impacts at any point during his life.

I'm about the same age as The One, and I vividly remember that the very reason we backed/trained/supplied/funded the Taliban against the Soviets (doubtlessly the greater of two evils at the time) - was because there were no moderates among them, and they could be absolutely counted on to fight to the last man.

What - did he think that the ensuing years of soft living and soy-lattes would have changed that?

- MuscleDaddy

1 comment:

  1. By the time his four years are over the terrorists - I'm sorry INSURGENTS - are going to think of us the same way they did before Bush took office, a paper tiger that has no will, no teeth and no courage.

    They will know that all they have to do is outlast us and they will win because even if we elect another president who goes after them full bore, eventually his time will come to an end and the next guy in office could be an even bigger wimp than what we have now.


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