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Bolton: Biden's Statement that Taliban Not Our Enemy Was No Gaffe
Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/21/11 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 12/21/2011 2:57:23 PM PST by Nachum

First Obama and Biden wanted to work with what they called the "moderate Taliban." Even the Taliban thought that was ridiculous. And it was -- sort of like a chaste prostitute. The Taliban does not share Western values, goals, objectives. The Taliban's playbook is the qur'an and its stated aims.

The whole idea of a moderate Taliban or a moderate Islam is false, and Obama knows it. So now, according to Biden, the Taliban is not our enemy at all.

Never mind their role in 9/11. Never mind their hosting al-Qaeda camps and working with al-Qaeda.

It amounts to surrender, to prostration before the jihadist enemy.

Now, we know old Joe is none too bright, but here Bolton explains: this was no gaffe.

Bolton Says Biden's Taliban Statement Wasn't Gaffe Newsmax December 21

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said Tuesday that Joe Biden’s statement that the Taliban is not America's enemy in Afghanistan was not a gaffe, but instead the vice president was “articulating what the White House strategy is.” Biden made his remarks in a recent Newsweek interview, but the Obama administration is saying they were taken out of context.

“I don’t think this is a gaffe by Joe Biden — I think he is articulating what the White House strategy is — I think they know exactly what they are trying to do,” Bolton told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “They are trying to redefine the terrorist threat to be a limited group of al-Qaida people along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

“They are going to redefine Taliban away from that — they are going to ignore Taliban in the Arabian Peninsula, and al-Qaida in Iraq, and al-Qaida in North Africa,” Bolton said. “And they’re going to say it’s just that one little thing: We’ve killed Osama

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TOPICS: Government; Religion
KEYWORDS: bidens; bolton; statement; surrendersoetero; taliban

1 posted on 12/21/2011 2:57:24 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

My loathing of these people knows no bounds. They are selling out my brothers and sisters who fought and died to defeat the enemy.


2 posted on 12/21/2011 3:02:19 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

Biden is putting the very best face on it for himself that he can, you know. He really wants to be accepted as a Dhimmi, and not risk being sent to the ranks of the kufir.

Shari’a law is very unforgiving of those whom they pronounce as kufir. But the Dhimmi, they are permitted to enjoy some small freedoms in the Caliphate.

It is like negotiating with the crocodile so you may be eaten last.


3 posted on 12/21/2011 3:10:14 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Nachum

So is Bolton siding with Joe? If so he’s not deserving of the respect that people have given him.


4 posted on 12/21/2011 3:10:47 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: SkyDancer

He’s not. Read the article.


5 posted on 12/21/2011 3:16:58 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: SkyDancer

How do you get that Bolton’s siding with Biden? His comments indicate a disgust and grave concern for this policy.


6 posted on 12/21/2011 3:18:32 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: SkyDancer

Hardly. Guess I am struggling with how you can assume that Bolton would agree with Plugs.


7 posted on 12/21/2011 3:20:12 PM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: Nachum

Sometimes you have to wonder about a people who elect Joe Biden, but living in Maryland I know what it is trying to defeat a Democrat in a state ruled by Democrats.

Zombies is probably an apt description.


8 posted on 12/21/2011 3:34:46 PM PST by Venturer
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To: jettester

Okay, reads a bit different second time around.


9 posted on 12/21/2011 4:00:05 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: PapaNew

Okay, reads a bit different second time around.


10 posted on 12/21/2011 4:00:28 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: JennysCool

Okay, reads a bit different second time around.


11 posted on 12/21/2011 4:00:54 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Old Sarge

We knew in 2007 Obama was a crypto Islamo-Commie closeted homosexual non-natural-born-citizen.

The key is that John Brennan's Analysis Corp. accessed Obama's passport file, no doubt to sanitize the details of the 1981 trip to Pakistan.

John Brennan was subsequently Obama's first pick for Director of Central Intelligence.

Biden's contribution was to isolate and neutralize Larry Sinclair.

The current Obama initiative Operation Arab Spring has removed secular regimes and replaced them with Islamist ones.

Algeria and Syria are under pressure. Egypt and Libya are done deals.

Newt has named Bolton his likely pick--a key to Newt's clear anti-Islamist, pro-America policy.


12 posted on 12/21/2011 4:22:28 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: SkyDancer

Guess you got a fair number of responses. No, Bolton is definitely one the good guys.


13 posted on 12/21/2011 4:31:55 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Guess I have to learn to re-re-read closely before responding. I did a quick skim and just flashed on the one sentence.


14 posted on 12/21/2011 4:38:37 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: SkyDancer

If I know who the subject guy/gal is, I’ll take the headline and do the same thing sometimes. Sometimes gets me in trouble too.


15 posted on 12/21/2011 5:16:05 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Well glad I’m not the only one ... LOL


16 posted on 12/21/2011 6:09:22 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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