Gee, they only harbored the terrorists behind the 9-11 attacks.What could go wrong?In a shocking move Barack Obama announced today that he was open to appeasing the anti-American Taliban fundamentalists.Astute Bloggers caught this from The New York Times:
President Obama declared in an interview that the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan and opened the door to a reconciliation process in which the American military would reach out to moderate elements of the Taliban, much as it did with Sunni militias in Iraq.But, lets be clear... It's only the "moderate elements" of radical Islamist fundamentalist organization that he is interested in appeasing.Who might that be?The moderate members who hide women under dark cloaks?The moderate members who keep women from holding jobs?The moderate members who burn down barbershops and bomb girl's schools?The moderate members who believe in Shariah law?The moderate members who beat women in public?Are these the moderates he's talking about?Which moderate members of this radical Islamist fundamentalist group is he interested in appeasing?Who was it that said that watching Obama was like watching Jimmy Carter on speed?If women's rights groups actually stood for something they'd be outraged with this news.That is... if they actually stood for something.UPDATE: It's not just the Taliban terrorists. It's the Hezbollah and Hamas terrorists, too!The Corner reported:
Great Britain has opened an official dialogue with Hezbollah. It is intended to ease the way for the Obama administration to follow suit — and a prelude for both to open communication with Hamas.Of course, Hezbollah (like Hamas) continues to call for the annihilation of the Jewish state. But so does Iran, which Secretary of State Clinton has announced she will formally invite to a mulitlateral conference over what to do about Afghanistan. One might have thought Iran had already registered its views on that issue, especially given this week's Times of London report that the mullahs are arming the Taliban with surface-to-air missiles (on top of lots of other assistance that Iran has been giving the Taliban all along, as Tom Joscelyn recounted almost exactly a year ago).But hey, everything's negotiable, right?Hat Tip LarwynOf course, Obama's church of 20 years supported of Hamas and Hezbollah so this is not entirely a surprise.This is just one more thing the media never reported during the campaign.