Friday, March 13, 2009

"Mr. Frankenstein needs to be eliminated rather than be engaged in negotiations."

One of these things is not like the others:

I. "The real problem, they say, is the plight of the Palestinians, the decadent and discriminatory West, the Jews, the Christians, the Hindus, the Kashmir issue, the Bush doctrine, and so on. They vehemently deny that those committing terrorist acts are Muslims or, if faced by incontrovertible evidence, say it is a mere reaction to oppression."

II. "In most cases, the ideas on offer – from declaring victory and pulling out, to negotiating with the insurgents, to organising regional conferences, to prioritising relationships with favoured individuals and allies over the development of strong democratic institutions – have been tried at least once in the past two decades, with no success: we know now what not to do."

III. ". . .the exit strategy for Afghanistan involves talking to the Taliban, even as a surge of diplomacy integrates Iran's neighbors into the mix and the United States encourages a worldwide effort to lavish economic aid on Pakistan and Afghanistan."

1 Comments:

Blogger Bob Devine said...

There is nothing wrong with talking to the Taliban. All you have to do is make sure you are the first one into the room take your chair and put it in a corner so that they can not get behind you then talk til you are blue in the face . They will agree to everything you want and as soon as you leave they will start planning how to ignore all of it if you get out the door without getting stabbed in the back.

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