Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dealing with the Taliban is a Losing Hand

taliban The past few weeks there has been an underlying news story that really hasn’t got the

attention I think it deserves.  The Nation is too wrapped up in the Republicans battling each other for the nod from their party to face B. Hussein Obama in the election.  There is a faction that is still “outraged” at the video of the Marines peeing on the dead Taliban. (I have previously stated how I feel about this.  To catch you up – empty the bladders).  Maybe it is the up coming Super Bowl or some other news of the moment.

I have been seeing in various news outlets the B. Hussein Obama administration is wanting and possibly already conducting negotiations with the Taliban.  This news spawned a little more research on this topic by me.  Then last week they discussed the possibility of releasing some Taliban from Guantanamo Bay.  This is to be done hoping the Taliban would see this as a peace offering.  I am not sure that I am a big fan of this idea.  Well, actually let me clear that up a bit, I think it is one of the most  asinine moves we could make.

I am all for figuring out a way of bringing our troops home and bringing them back as soon as possible.  It is time for us to leave the little sandy hell hole in the Middle East.  However, negotiating with the very people that were sawing the heads off of our people turns my stomach.  For those of you that have not figured it out, here you go – They still hate us and will continue to plan on ways to kill us.  I think the only olive branch of peace that we extend to them is one that would properly placed to make them look like little Taliban popsicles.

I am not a war monger or person who thinks there is never a time to go to the table and see what you can work out.  In CERTAIN situations that is a great idea.  President Reagan did just that with the Soviet Union.  It was a great move.  The key to that talk is that both sides wanted to set down and work something out for the betterment of the World.  Both sides wanted to talk.  This is not the case with the Taliban.  The basic fundamental of their beliefs will not allow it. Also the thought of here let me give you some of your prisoners back, we will leave so you can do what you want and in return you promise to like us more and not kill us, is not a great method of negotiating.  It will be perceived as weakness on our part and the Taliban will view it as a victory. Even if they promise to play well with others, I think their actions over the past, oh, few hundred years have showed they may be set in their ways a bit.  I don’t think I would trust them anytime too soon.

I want our troops home.  I want the world to be safer for my kids as they grow up.  But, I don’t think this is a step in the right direction.  What do you think?

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