Saturday, January 23, 2010
Gates: "Taliban Must Participate in Elections"
What an absolute disgrace! You wanted "change", America. Is this what you had in mind? Why on earth would we be giving the Taliban any role in Afghanistan? Whose side is Obama on anyway?
And why, oh why, is Robert Gates going along with this? Shame on him! No paycheck or glamorous job is worth spitting in the faces of our brave men and women who have sacrificed in this war against Islamic terror to only have us kowtow to the Taliban.
Read from Gateway Pundit
Wow: Obama administration says “Taliban must take legitimate role” in Afghanistan
"For all that our boys have fought and died for, we’re now giving legitimacy to the same enemy we went there to defeat? Imagine how our troops overseas must be feeling about the news that their Commander in Chief wants to legitimize the very enemy they’re trying to defeat. Sad…
NY Times - 'The United States recognizes that the Taliban are now part of the political fabric of Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here on Friday, but the group must be prepared to play a legitimate role before it can reconcile with the Afghan government.
That means, Mr. Gates said, that the Taliban must participate in elections, not oppose education and not assassinate local officials. (yea good luck with that! -Ed)
“The question is whether the Taliban at some point in this process are ready to help build a 21st-century Afghanistan or whether they still just want to kill people,” Mr. Gates said. (That question is, frankly, above Obama’s pay grade-Ed)
The defense secretary made his remarks in an interview with Pakistani journalists at the home of the American ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W. Patterson. Mr. Gates was on the second day of a two-day visit to the country.'"
"The question is whether the Taliban at some point in this process are ready to help build a 21st-century Afghanistan or whether they still just want to kill people." Well, DUH, Secretary Gates, I think they've made it obvious that they will choose the former.
Do these politicians EVER listen to how foolish they sound? And to think I praised Obama for choosing to keep Gates on as Secretary of Defense.