Did You Know...

   

Analysts to Obama: There are no Taliban "moderates," you nitwit

Share
By Michelle Malkin  •  March 9, 2009 04:26 PM

Have pity on the poor man. He’s tired.

And living in a dream world:

U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposal to reach out to moderate Taliban will fail to end the Afghan insurgency as it is inflexible Taliban leaders who are orchestrating the war, not moderates, analysts said.

Obama, in an interview with the New York Times newspaper published on its website on Saturday, expressed an openness to adapting tactics in Afghanistan that had been used in Iraq to reach out to moderate elements there.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed Obama’s proposal but analysts were doubtful.

“Obama’s comment resemble a dream more than reality,” said Waheed Mozhdah, an analyst who has written a book on the Taliban.

“Where are the so-called moderate Taliban? Who are the moderate Taliban?” asked Mozhdah, who was an official in both the Taliban and the Karzai governments.

Karzai’s pro-Western administration and the growing number of foreign forces in Afghanistan have increasingly come under attack from a resurgent Taliban, with Obama now describing Afghanistan as a top foreign policy priority for his new administration.

“‘Moderate Taliban’ is like ‘moderate killer’. Is there such a thing?”, asked writer and analyst Qaseem Akhgar.

Much more where that came from…here.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: Afghanistan,Islam

Jen Psaki sent out to spin the Bergdahl debacle for Obama (Susan Rice apparently indisposed)

March 25, 2015 09:53 PM by Doug Powers

ragrets

Was “absolutely” worth it.

Strategic patience: Obama admin unveils global security policy that will carry lots of ‘wait’

February 6, 2015 06:57 PM by Doug Powers

kerry9

You’ve got a friend

Obama’s Taliban Tools and Treachery

February 1, 2015 09:49 PM by Michelle Malkin

Couldn’t have predicted this: Gitmo detainee Obama released for Bergdahl back in touch with Taliban

January 29, 2015 04:02 PM by Doug Powers

shocking

Catch & release consequences

NBC News: Bergdahl to be charged with desertion; Obama admin scurries to protect narrative

January 27, 2015 10:19 AM by Doug Powers

obamabergdahl

The stonewalling


Categories: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Gitmo, War

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook