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Karzai Approves Obama Taliban Outreach

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai holds talks with Barack Obama in July 2008.

Karzai welcomes Obama call to reach out to Taliban

By Heidi Vogt
Associated Press Writer / March 8, 2009

KABUL—President Hamid Karzai on Sunday welcomed President Barack Obama’s call to identify moderate elements of the Taliban and encourage them to reconcile with the Afghan government.

Obama’s call "was good news because this has been the stand of the Afghan government," Karzai told a gymnasium full of Afghan women during a speech to commemorate International Women’s Day.

Obama said in an interview with The New York Times published Sunday that there may be opportunities to reach out to moderates in the Taliban, but the situation in Afghanistan is more complicated than the challenges the American military faced in Iraq…

Karzai warned that there are Taliban fighters who are beyond reconciliation — those who have joined with al-Qaida, for instance. But he said talks should go forward "with those who are afraid to come back to their country, or who feel they have no choice but to stay with the Taliban for various reasons. They are welcome."

Obama cautioned that Afghanistan is a less-governed region than Iraq with a history of fierce independence among tribes, creating a tough set of circumstances for the United States to deal with…

Of course Mr. Karzai has even gone so far as to offer the Taliban government jobs and other emoluments.

But didn’t Mr. Obama say that the Afghanistan war is a war we have to win?

Or was that just one of his campaign promises that is no longer operative.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, March 8th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Karzai Approves Obama Taliban Outreach”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    When did that “Trojan Horse” thing take place???

    I wonder if either o-blah-blah or Karzai heard the story???

  2. proreason says:

    and so the Terrorist Therapy Sessions begin

    If only we hadn’t been so greedy and insensitive, the beheadings, rapes, torture, and brutal subjagations would be at a totally manageable level.

  3. Euryale says:

    YES WE CAN! Obeyme will win the war by surrendering to the AQ-Taliban. Oh, and we can tell the difference between Taliban moderates and AQ spies by the big signs they’ll be wearing on their backs?

  4. jrmcdonald says:

    Rush = enemy, Taliban = friend.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    Can Oblowme be anymore disgusting? He is MORE interested in destroying the American Way than our enemies are.
    Note to our enemies:
    Sit back and watch Oblowme destroy America, save your money and people from doing the job.

  6. Reality Bytes says:

    Petraeus disclosed this over a month ago & similar in nature to splitting the moderate Sunni’s from Al Qaeda. The problem now is Obama coopting the strategy & dictating logisitcs from the O Zone.

    “War Is Hell.” – General W.T. Sherman responding to a reporter’s question as to whether burning Atlanta was necessary.

    “The difference between amateurs & professionals is the knowledge of logistics.” – His less famous follow up response, more famously used in 1990 by General Schwarzkopf

  7. VMAN says:

    Let’s see. Gave his first television interview on Al Arabia, He’s going to Turkey to give a major speech and have talks with the Taliban but dis our closest allies the English. Doesn’t it sound more and more like the people were right that called him a Muslim or a least a Muslim sympathizer. Won’t someone please call for his impeachment. Horrible foreign policy, horrible domestic policy and the worst president ever. This Bozo is unbelievable and I apologize to Bozos everywhere.

  8. oldswimcoach says:

    “KABUL—President Hamid Karzai on Sunday welcomed President Barack Obama’s call to identify moderate elements of the Taliban and encourage them to reconcile with the Afghan government.”

    Yes, and the moderate neo-Nazi faction and the reasonable elements of the KKK will be invited guests to the White house for reconciliation meetings. What? Nobody showed up? Guess they don’t exist either!

  9. brad says:

    Ah yes, here is where the community organizer skills come into play.

    As you may NOT know, lawyers are NOT:

    Business people
    Health Care Professionals
    Military Experts
    Transportation Experts
    City Planners

    But, they can talk to people. They manipulate people’s minds and better judgment, kind of like demons. . . .

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