Didn’t The Taliban Facilitate Al-Q Eight Years Ago?

Official: Obama to Send Enough Troops to Keep Al Qaeda at Bay


The official also added that President Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in Afghanistan’s political future, reiterating what the president said in March.

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Thursday, October 08, 2009 

WASHINGTON — President Obama is inclined to send only as many more U.S. troops to Afghanistan as are needed to keep Al Qaeda at bay, a senior administration official said.

The official, in an interview with The Associated Press, also added that the president is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in Afghanistan’s political future, reiterating what Obama said in March.

The assessment comes from an official who has been involved in the president’s discussions with his war council about Afghanistan strategy.

More here http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/08/obama-war-council-focuses-al-qaeda/

Wasn’t the reason we bombed the crap out of Afghanistan was to wrest control of the Taliban over the oppressed women?   Didn’t the Taliban destroy the cultural icons of other religions?  Didn’t the Taliban use the stadiums for torture arenas?  Didn’t the Taliban treat cattle better than women?  Didn’t the Taliban act as guards for Al-Q?  What the hell does Oboma think they’ll do now?  Join hands and sing Kumbya?  This is insane.

10 Comments

  1. Wasn’t the reason we bombed the crap out of Afghanistan was to wrest control of the Taliban over the oppressed women?

    Nope. You went to war with Al Qaeda becuase they attacked you, you went to war with the Taliban because you refused to deal with the compromises they suggested (such as handing him over to a neutral country for a fair trial), and you bombed the crap out of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Afghan men, Afghan women, Afghan children, and the flora and fauna of that country because that’s how you do war.

    “Oppressed Afghan women” was an excuse invented after the decision, a way of shouting down criticism. Women appear to be worse of in Afghanistan than they were under the Taliban.

    Didn’t the Taliban destroy the cultural icons of other religions? Didn’t the Taliban use the stadiums for torture arenas? Didn’t the Taliban treat cattle better than women? Didn’t the Taliban act as guards for Al-Q?

    Yes, yes, yes and yes. This is because the Taliban are what we call “shitheads”.

    However you seem to overlook that the Afghanis originally welcomed Taliban control as an alternative to the petty warlords who were also shitheads. Said warlords were pushed into 10% of the country as “the Northern Alliance”, and have retaken control due to the American invasion.

    What the hell does Oboma think they’ll do now? Join hands and sing Kumbya? This is insane.

    Insanity is classically defined as redoubling efforts when you see something doesn’t work. The Taliban are coming back into Afghanistan, taking over districts, massacring remote US outposts, and imposing their law.

    Obama is the President. Unlike wingnut blowhards, he has to see the lives of the men and women entrusted to his care as mere game tokens. In short, he has to deal with reality. The last President conspiciously failed to do so.

    The reality is that the Taliban will continue to have and possibly gorw a presence in Afghanistan, and the US with all its power cannot prevent this. Ignoring it leads to untenable policy.

    So what would you do, Yorkshire? Please bear in mind that one estimate has each soldier in Afghanistan costing the US about $750,000 per annum. What would you do, what would you say to the Americans killed as a result, and how much more taxpayer money would you spend on it?

  2. Actually the Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban, was supposed to turn OBL over to Prince Turki of the Saudis but at the last minute he changed his mind when OBL swore an oath to him. Before the US bombed Afghanistan Mullah Omar talked with the US State Dept. and refused to turn him over. Omar was afraid if he turned OBL over he’d look weak and he would be overthrown.

  3. Harrison:
    Actually the Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban, was supposed to turn OBL over to Prince Turki of the Saudis but at the last minute he changed his mind when OBL swore an oath to him. Before the US bombed Afghanistan Mullah Omar talked with the US State Dept. and refused to turn him over. Omar was afraid if he turned OBL over he’d look weak and he would be overthrown.

    Thanks.

  4. Wasn’t the reason we bombed the crap out of Afghanistan was to wrest control of the Taliban over the oppressed women? Didn’t the Taliban destroy the cultural icons of other religions? Didn’t the Taliban use the stadiums for torture arenas? Didn’t the Taliban treat cattle better than women? Didn’t the Taliban act as guards for Al-Q? What the hell does Oboma think they’ll do now? Join hands and sing Kumbya? This is insane.

    Obama is weak. Earlier, he showed resolve in saying Afghanistan was the “Good war”, and that he intended to win it. Now he’s chickening out, no doubt influenced by the Far Left.

    He’s shaping up to be Jimmy Carter Part Deux.

  5. I think BO is showing his total lack of experience and understanding of World and US History. He probably just believes now, after the Nobel Piece Prize, he is loved by all. His fellow Nobel winner, Carter was just as naive’

  6. As the late former President Ronald Reagan once said, “If not us, then who; if not now, then when.”

    NATO hasn’t been much help in Afghanistan. So, who else is there?

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