Monday, March 9, 2009

Analysts to Obama: There are no Taliban “moderates,” you nitwit

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On March 9th, 2009 at 4:54 pm, jjmurphy said: Is there a depth of insanity this Administration will not sink to? Is there the height of incompetence they cannot reach? All this in less than two months.

by Michelle Malkin
from Michelle
March 9, 2009

Have pity on the poor man. He’s tired. And living in a dream world:

U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposal to reach out to moderate Taliban will
fail to end the Afghan insurgency as it is inflexible Taliban leaders who are
orchestrating the war, not moderates, analysts said.

Obama, in an interview with the New York Times newspaper published on its website on Saturday, expressed an openness to adapting tactics in Afghanistan that had been used in Iraq to reach out to moderate elements there.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed Obama’s proposal but analysts were doubtful.

“Obama’s comment resembles a dream more than reality,” said Waheed Mozhdah, an analyst who has written a book on the Taliban.

“Where are the so-called moderate Taliban? Who are the moderate Taliban?” asked Mozhdah, who was an official in both the Taliban and the Karzai governments.

Karzai’s pro-Western administration and the growing number of foreign forces in Afghanistan have increasingly come under attack from a resurgent Taliban, with Obama now describing Afghanistan as a top foreign policy priority for his new administration.

“‘Moderate Taliban’ is like ‘moderate killer’. Is there such a thing?”, asked writer and analyst Qaseem Akhgar.

Much more where that came from…here.

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