Skip to comments.Wow: Obama administration says “Taliban must take legitimate role” in Afghanistan
Posted on 01/22/2010 5:14:56 PM PST by ColdOne
For all that our boys have fought and died for, were now giving legitimacy to the same enemy we went there defeat? Imagine how our troops overseas must be feeling about the news that their Commander in Chief wants to legitimize the very enemy theyre trying to defeat. Sad
NY Times - The United States recognizes that the Taliban are now part of the political fabric of Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here on Friday, but the group must be prepared to play a legitimate role before it can reconcile with the Afghan government.
That means, Mr. Gates said, that the Taliban must
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This man is just Awful...
This has been the Kenya Muslim’s plan all along. Increase troop strength in Afghanistan. Claim that Al Qaeda is the enemy, not the Taliban. Declare Al Qaeda defeated and claim victory. Withdraw troops and install the Taliban as at least a partial solution in a coalition government.
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Alas, Gates sacked the top guys, the junior officers were scared witless and gave Hasan ratings he didn't deserve, and the rest is history.
So, were you referring to Gates or to Goober? A good case can be made with either one that "they" are part of the Taliban counteroffensive on the domestic front and cannot be trusted.
Plant food is the only role for Taliban.
For introduction in the House Judiciary Committee by the Republic Majority, in January 2011.
Disgusting! Why are we there if we’re going to give the Taliban a seat at the table. And where are the feminists on this little deal? Huh?
Right...they’re going to compromise with people who THROW ACID on girls who study or dress immodestly...
IS THERE NO BOTTOM TO HIS NAIVETE...??
It’s conventional wisdom that when one finds themself stuck in a real deep hole, it’s a good idea to stop digging.
But, Obama and his ilk have no wisdom, and I think they are heading toward making it all the way to China. They must be the saddest and most idiotic bunch of all time.
How is this not officially a surrender?
He truly is delusional....
This is the equivalent of declaring Methodists to be part of the American political fabric. It is true. Methodists did not rise to power and destroy the society but the analogy still holds.
It is the task of the Afghan elders to bring the Taliban to heel. It is the task of the allied forces to make the place safe so the elders can gain control and act.
I heard tonight that the Afghan government was outlawing the use of amonium nitrate fertilizer. Obviously its because its being used in bombs but I think outlawing its use is going to backfire because it will make it even harder to farm.
If the farmers can’t farm, who are they going to turn to for a source of income?
WTF_ Over ?
First step toward partition? There is a large chasm between the primitive tribesmen in the ‘countryside’ and the ‘civilized’ part in the North.
And which legitimate role would that be? Beating women and burning their schools down? Blowing up priceless, historic Buddhist carvings? Stoning people to death? Beheading their political enemies? The bad judgment of this administration is criminal and dangerous. How can we even be thinking of treating these creatures like they’re “legitimate”?
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