Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Taliban Talisman

I did not make up this headline: U.S. Mulls Talks With Taliban in Bid to Quell Afghan Unrest. It appears in todays Wall Street Journal.
The U.S. is actively considering talks with elements of the Taliban, the armed Islamist group that once ruled Afghanistan and sheltered al Qaeda, in a major policy shift that would have been unthinkable a few months ago. Current and former officials attributed the White House's policy shift to the influence of Gen. Petraeus. "I do think you have to talk to enemies," he said Oct. 8 during a speech to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. "You want to try to reconcile with as many of those as possible while then identifying those who truly are irreconcilable."

It is funny, Sen. Obama has been saying what Gen. Petraeus said on Oct 8th for a long, long time. Of course, that was spun by the wrinkle and the wink as talking and pallin' with terrorists.

1 comment:

JafaBrit's Art said...

oh sheesh!!!!! Duh!!!!!!!! It has taken how many bloody years for this administration to understand this!!!!!!!