Thursday, October 08, 2009

Obama Leaning Toward Half-Assing it in Afghanistan

I would hate to be an Afghan leader right now because Obama might be throwing you under the bus.

Bowing to the reality that the Taliban is too ingrained in Afghanistan's culture to be entirely defeated, the administration is prepared, as it has been for some time, to accept some Taliban role in parts of Afghanistan, the official said. That could mean paving the way for Taliban members willing to renounce violence to participate in a central government — though there has been little receptiveness to this among the Taliban. It might even mean ceding some regions of the country to the Taliban.

Did Obama not read about what happened when Pakistan tried to "cede parts of the country" to the Taliban in the Swat Valley? The Pakistanis were forced to go back in and clean the Taliban out when they tried to move on Islamabad.

This is exactly what will happen if they did something as stupid as "cede parts of the country" to a group that will stop at nothing to regain power. Mark my words we will have to go and retake heavily defended areas after the Taliban threatens to move on the capital. Those areas will be suicide bomber staging areas forever.

This is the exact same thing that Clinton did when the Taliban came to power under his watch. He looked the other way and the central government fell to religious extremists from Pakistan. It goes to show you that the way to win any war against Americans is to wait until a Democrat is elected.

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