We will not negotiate with terrorists, unless we do.
The Obama Administration has decided to try and open negotiations with the Taliban. Interesting idea since we know how well they took to our negotiations when they were actually a governmental entity in Afghanistan. Now they are at best a movement, at worst a terrorist organization. And over the past decade I am pretty sure they have been considered terrorist by most of the Governmental bodies in the world.
So now the Obama Administration wants to open negotiations with them. This is another brilliant move on behalf of our new Secretary of State. And it has endangered our long term goals with the rightful government, screwy as it may be, of Afghanistan. Since we started talking about negotiating with the Taliban they decided, after ten years of getting their asses kicked out of almost every little cave we can find them in, they are a nation and thus have diplomatic status. They tried to open an office in Qatar, which really went over well. Thank you Secretary Kerry for giving the delusional more fuel for their fire by treating them like they have some kind of legitimate status, they are terrorists, they are not a governmental body.
So now instead of the very difficult task of negotiating a withdrawal from Afghanistan that would at least leave us a toe hold in the region to help keep future violence from going over the top, because let’s face it, it is going to happen. We are now pissing off the folks we need to negotiate with in order to negotiate with people, who by long standing policy, we shouldn’t be negotiating with. Like I said bloody Brilliant!
I thought things had gone from bad to worse when Kerry replaced Clinton in the office of Secretary of State and I was right. I hope, I pray that during the next election 1) the Republicans can at least get someone worth voting for, 2) that people remember what a cluster this administration has been and how bad the Democratic party has done overall while in power, and 3) and most important to me, that I hit a massive big lotto so I can prepare for the coming Zombie Apocalypse. I figure all three have equal shots of actually happening.