It will never happen
Reader comment on: Say It Out Loud: The Taliban Are Terrorists
Submitted by Mark (United States), Mar 27, 2009 15:23
Don't expect any foreign policy sanity any time soon out of this administration. It has shown none so far, and I don't expect it will in the near future. Obama, like a huge portion of the left, believes that cozying up and talking nice to terrorists hell-bent on our destruction will somehow make them throw down their arms and embrace us in a scene straight out of the horribly sappy "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" commercial. Talk of embracing the "moderate wing" of the Taliban would be the equivalent of Roosevelt wanting to talk to the moderate wing of the Nazi Party during WWII. Roosevelt realized that such people could only be dealt with by annihilating them and not by acting like they were rational actors to be negotiated with in good faith. Obama's approach reminds me of those who insist on referring to and making distinctions between the "military" and "political" wings of Hamas, as if they were separate entities pursuing separate goals. There is no such thing as Taliban moderates. Anyone who freely associates with and joins such barbarians is no moderate by any definition.
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