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Talks with Taliban moderates 'worth exploring' - Joe Biden
Herald Sun ^ | 11 March 2009

Posted on 03/10/2009 10:17:53 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

TALKING with Taliban moderates in Afghanistan is a tactic "worth exploring", US Vice President Joe Biden says.

"It's worth exploring. The idea of what concessions would be made is well beyond the scope of my being able to answer,'' said Mr Biden at NATO headquarters in Brussels today.

"I do think it's worth engaging and determining whether or not there are those who are willing to participate in a secure and stable Afghan state,'' he said.

Mr Biden said that while the US-led forces were not winning the war in Afghanistan, neither was the conflict lost.

"We are not now winning the war but the war is far from lost,'' he said.

Earlier he warned that Afghanistan posed a terrorist threat to all NATO countries as he sought help for a new strategy to confront the Taliban insurgency.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: joebiden; taliban; talks; terrorists
While we're at it, let's invite Bin Laden round for a bbq and a few beers!!!

This Administration is VERY odd!

1 posted on 03/10/2009 10:17:53 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher
We have a President and Vice President short a few brain cells. There are NO moderate Islamists!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 03/10/2009 10:21:21 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Aussie Dasher

The notion that there are ‘Moderate’ Taliban and that they can be reasoned with is totally absurd and fallacious.

The Taliban themselves pointed out Obama’s folly today, calling this rhetoric “illogical”

I have a video uploading to Youtube this very minute discussing this asinine foreign policy blunder.

God Help us.


3 posted on 03/10/2009 10:22:13 PM PDT by lmr
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To: Aussie Dasher

These yokels have just plain lost their chit. We have been taken over by morons and zombies. 325 million people being held hostage by 2 zombies and 535 morons.

It is time to say enough is enough. This fool has been in office 50 days and we are down the tubes.


4 posted on 03/10/2009 10:25:08 PM PDT by Concho (01-20-2009--The beginning of an ERROR)
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To: Aussie Dasher

So’s the idea that your famously high IQ will be enhanced by hair plugs, Joey. THAT’S THREE LETTERS, JOEY, J-O-E-Y.


5 posted on 03/10/2009 10:26:12 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: Aussie Dasher

“The idea of what concessions would be made is well beyond the scope of my being able to answer”

Another piece of governance above their pay grade.

OK, Joe, will you be in charge of picking out the gifts for foreign dignitaries from now on? Could you handle that?


6 posted on 03/10/2009 10:27:41 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: Aussie Dasher

They are no different than anyone. People only think and believe what they know. One hell of an insight into this administration. Idiots, yes.


7 posted on 03/10/2009 10:27:41 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
This Administration's idea of a "moderate" Taliban is a fanatical Muslim who kills you with a bullet rather than beheading you! I'll take the extremists.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

8 posted on 03/10/2009 10:28:59 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: eyedigress

Isn’t it a bit like Kissinger said of Carter? It isn’t that he doesn’t know; it’s that he doesn’t know that he doesn’t know.


9 posted on 03/10/2009 10:31:08 PM PDT by ducdriver
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To: Aussie Dasher
America has been taken over by mentally ill people. The inmates are in charge.

I would love for Biden or Obama to go visit them. You KNOW they would probably get their heads cut off, and that would be just fine with me. It saves on the cost of rope. LOL!

10 posted on 03/10/2009 10:31:08 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: Aussie Dasher

Man, oh man, we have some of the dumbest people in America running the country now.


11 posted on 03/10/2009 10:32:05 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I guess he didn't get the memo from Present Obama's new BFFs

Taliban say Obama's call on moderates "illogical"

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 5:27:46 PM · by the anti-liberal · 97 replies · 1,726+ views
Reuter ^ | Tue Mar 10, 2009 | Reporting by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by David Fox
"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?"

What it means. Zig for great justice. They set us up the bomb

12 posted on 03/10/2009 10:32:52 PM PDT by Syncro (NerObama Parties Hardy And fiddles While The American Economy Burns)
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To: Aussie Dasher
This Administration is VERY odd!

I agree. This administration is nuts!

13 posted on 03/10/2009 10:34:12 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: ducdriver

Well, that’s it in a nutshell. They don’t know and capture the heart of every other bastard in this country that doesn’t know either. That’s enough for me to know there is a higher power.


14 posted on 03/10/2009 10:38:28 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Aussie Dasher

This would be like trying to find moderate Nazis in Germany, who were you going to talk to Goering?, Goebbels? Hess?


15 posted on 03/10/2009 10:40:53 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: ducdriver
That's a good one, ducdriver.
I like this one, too:

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so.~~Ronald Reagan

16 posted on 03/10/2009 10:42:45 PM PDT by rvoitier (O.B.A.M.A. - One Big-Ass Mistake, America)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Moderate Taliban? Now, there’s an oxymoron (Yes, I’m referring to Biden too).


17 posted on 03/10/2009 10:47:01 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: LukeL
Neville Chamberlain thought Adolf Hitler was a man of his word. We all know where it led to. History repeats itself in the two stupidest men ever to lead the United States at such a turbulent time in its history!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

18 posted on 03/10/2009 10:54:03 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Odd? You mean retarded and treasonous.


19 posted on 03/10/2009 10:56:52 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Aussie Dasher
...of what concessions would be made is well beyond the scope of my being able to answer

....above his pay grade too. The concessions or just being able to answer, because your capabilities to represent the US with dignity and confidence is sorely missed.

20 posted on 03/10/2009 10:56:58 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: goldstategop
We have a President and Vice President short a few brain cells. There are NO moderate Islamists!

Please. O'Biden has his orders and is faithfully fulfilling his duty to the nation,
of Islam. Give the guy a break. Islam, fliswam, wigwam. It's all the same in Obi-world.

21 posted on 03/10/2009 11:00:53 PM PDT by MaxMax (RINO=RAT!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
It's just Bipartisanship.

The Democrats think of us the same way they think of the Taliban. In fact, they think Rush Limbaugh deserves less respect than Mullah Omar.

I wish I was kidding, but I'm not.

22 posted on 03/10/2009 11:04:25 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Since Obama Bin Lyin, the Economy Bin Dyin...)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Yes, let’s do send Hillary for a round of diplomatic talks with the Taliban... shall we? They will have her stoned for just showing up in a pants suit.


23 posted on 03/10/2009 11:21:43 PM PDT by BigFinn (islam= a caustic blend of paganism and twisted Bible stories resulting in death and mayhem.)
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To: BigFinn

Not the first Clinton to be stoned...


24 posted on 03/10/2009 11:30:38 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: advance_copy
Man, oh man, we have some of the dumbest people in America running the country now.

The only people dumber than the ones running the country are those that voted them in.

25 posted on 03/10/2009 11:45:00 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: Aussie Dasher; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER; Grampa Dave; potlatch; devolve; MeekOneGOP; ...

26 posted on 03/10/2009 11:52:24 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: NRA2BFree

Only if Nancy and Harry go with them...ah, and Hilly...


27 posted on 03/11/2009 12:23:27 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Another piece of governance above their pay grade.

His "paltry" Senate salary of $169,000+ excused the O man from answering when a baby gets human life.

When his "pay grade" increased by another $230,000+, that gave him the authority to let the crap fly.

No abortion restrictions including partial birth abortions, and, as we all know, innocent little baby survivors must be left to die.

Apparently Biden was impressed by the "above my pay grade" cop out.

28 posted on 03/11/2009 12:26:31 AM PDT by IIntense
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To: Aussie Dasher

haha....omg, it’s worse than I thought. I thought they were just campaigning to morons and truely didn’t believe that *hit.

I was wrong.


29 posted on 03/11/2009 12:33:13 AM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Joe Biden is a drunk

So how’s things in Australia?
So sad were the fires, My condolences.


30 posted on 03/11/2009 3:58:11 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

Thanks. Its been dreadful. Worst in our history.


31 posted on 03/11/2009 4:07:31 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: SoldierDad

As I heard on Howey Carr - A moderate Taliban will only cut your head off half way! Dear Leader is a Moe


33 posted on 03/11/2009 4:40:45 AM PDT by timetostand
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To: Aussie Dasher

It seems these wildfires strike Australia every year.
Dry grass fires whipped by the wind can be ruinous.

About 10 years ago we had a really dry strech then one of these grass fires took 125 homes one night.


34 posted on 03/11/2009 4:52:11 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: timetostand

That would explain the concept of “moderate Taliban” alright.


35 posted on 03/11/2009 7:49:28 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000
Ironically shaped?


36 posted on 03/11/2009 2:41:00 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

.

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No image -


37 posted on 03/11/2009 4:24:02 PM PDT by devolve (-- When Hussein II goes to the john - It is a "summit" --)
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To: devolve

Yeah, I did something I rarely do, I used a url off the web of the two Ten Commandments tablets since they resembled the shape of what I posted to.


38 posted on 03/11/2009 5:07:50 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: PhilDragoo

:)


39 posted on 03/13/2009 1:41:01 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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