published Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Welcome halt to bogus U.S. 'talks' with radical Taliban

It is an unspeakable tragedy that an evidently deranged U.S. soldier allegedly killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan recently.

But horrible as those shootings were, it appears that they may have played a role in derailing unwise Obama administration plans to engage in "talks" and "negotiations" with the radical Taliban in Afghanistan. And putting a stop to those talks is a good thing.

The Taliban harbored Osama bin Laden and other leaders of the al-Qaida terrorist network before and after al-Qaida's despicable terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. That prompted our nation to invade Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, which killed almost 3,000 Americans.

Apart from their support for terrorism, the Taliban had been noted for the viciousness of their regime in Afghanistan prior to the U.S. invasion. Afghan women in particular suffered cruelly under the Taliban, and religious tolerance was almost nonexistent.

So there is nothing in the Taliban's past that should have prompted the Obama administration to seek negotiations of any sort with them. The Taliban remain enemies of civilized society and have shown little remorse about aiding the al-Qaida terrorists who attacked the United States.

Whatever may have brought it about, it is a good thing that potential negotiations between our country and the Taliban have now apparently been canceled.

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nucanuck said...

The Taliban may well regain control of Afghanistan after we depart. They may be harsh in their methods, but apparently they are not corrupt. That can't be said of the US puppet, Karzai.

I think that after ten years of warfare, it is fair to say that the Taliban has bested the US and NATO. We can bomb and murder, but we can not win the hearts and minds with bombs and bullets.

March 22, 2012 at 1:33 a.m.

Yeah, how dare the Obama administration treat the Taliban as slightly human. The only way to deal with the brutality of the Taliban is to be even more brutal and vicious.

Cruelty to match cruelty!

March 22, 2012 at 1:38 a.m.
joneses said...

The disgusting liberals think apologizing to our enemies for our soldiers getting in the way of their bombs and bullets is showing courage. I would not trust this fool you liberals worship as president to negotiate with any of our enemies. The first thing he will do is bow to them and then start apologizing for all the wrongs we have done by protecting our freedoms. The second part of his negotiating will be to blame everything on President Bush. The third part will be to apologize for the USA building the Trade Center in a spot that was in the way of the planes these terrorist hijacked. Noballsa is that chicken%$#@.

March 22, 2012 at 5:27 a.m.
CADMAN1 said...

Look at the bright side. 16 less terrorist to attack us.

March 22, 2012 at 1:24 p.m.
nucanuck said...

cadman1, maybe we are the real terrorists.

March 22, 2012 at 3:47 p.m.

And 64 more reasons to recruit thousands more.

March 22, 2012 at 9:57 p.m.
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