More dangerous (and stupid) thinking going on under the Obama administration in Washington, D.C. including this absurd statement by Vice President Joe Biden:
Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests. If, in fact, the Taliban is able to collapse the existing government, which is cooperating with us in keeping the bad guys from being able to do damage to us, then that becomes a problem for us.
Of course, the Taliban only took Osama bin Laden in and tolerated his terrorist group, al Qaeda, giving them safe haven when no other country, including Sudan, would allow them to stay within their borders.
Need we remind our audience that without Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda there would have been no September 11th terrorist attacks which murdered over 3,000 people.
All of this comes on the heels of “peace talks” with the Taliban. According to Reuters:
After 10 months of secret dialogue with Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents, senior U.S. officials say the talks have reached a critical juncture and they will soon know whether a breakthrough is possible, leading to peace talks whose ultimate goal is to end the Afghan war.
Reuters, of course, would prefer to cast things in terms of making peace with a terrorist/mass killing organization:
Failure would likely condemn Afghanistan to continued conflict, perhaps even civil war, after NATO troops finish turning security over to Karzai’s weak government by the end of 2014.
Success would mean a political end to the war and the possibility that parts of the Taliban – some hardliners seem likely to reject the talks – could be reconciled.
Why is this “reconciliation” effort going on? Because Obama wants to end the Afghanistan war and he thinks, like Nelville Chamberlain, that a few signatures on a piece of paper will ensure this.
The Taliban are driven by religious zealotry and are likely just playing along until American forces leave at which point they will being murdering people who listen to the radio, refuse to grow beards, girls who learn to read (or teach them to read) again.
But Obama wants peace so badly he’ll do almost anything for it… including “negotiate” with a Fake Taliban. It was a year ago that Fake Taliban Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour negotiated with high level NATO officials before being exposed as a money hungry fraud.
And back in 2009 Obama tried to negotiate with the Taliban when Hillary Clinton said that those Taliban “who abandoned extremism must be granted an ‘honorable form of reconciliation.’”
The response that came back from Zabihullah Mujahid was:
This matter was also raised in the past. They have to go and find the moderate Taliban, their leader and speak to them. This is a lunatic idea.
The war against Islamic terrorism is multi-generational… they are prepared for it, we are not ergo victory will not be ours.