Skip to comments.Clinton offers olive branch to Taliban (after the Taliban just killed dozens in Pakistan)
Posted on 03/31/2009 4:23:30 AM PDT by tobyhill
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday at a U.N. conference on Afghanistan that Taliban members in Afghanistan who abandoned extremism must be granted an "honorable form of reconciliation."
"We must also support efforts by the government of Afghanistan to separate the extremists of al Qaeda and the Taliban from those who have joined their ranks not out of conviction, but out of desperation," Clinton said at an international conference on Afghanistan in the Hague.
"This is, in fact, the case for a majority of those fighting with the Taliban," she told delegates from more than 70 countries at the meeting.
Clinton's comments echo those of U.S. President Barack Obama who said this month that he was open to the idea of reaching out to moderate elements of the Taliban.
"They should be offered an honorable form of reconciliation and re-integration into a peaceful society, if they are willing to abandon violence, break with al Qaeda, and support the constitution," Clinton said.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Usually fear-mongering is grossly overstated. With Obama, it now seems we all underestimated just how much of an anti-American, anti-Capitolist he is. Obama is destroying American vales and the American dream to a greater extend than anyone could have imagined and in a quicker time frame.
Thereby sending a resounding endorsement of terrorism as an effective tactic.
Why don’t you MEET with them, Hillary???
Could it be because you KNOW that they’d rape and behead you?
...well, behead you anyway...
Separate the extremists of al Qaeda and Taliban from the moderates? What is she smoking?
It would seem all of the adults have left the building. America what have you done?
Talibani are laughing. And planning a stoning attack on Mrs. Clinton.
Pardon Me! But this is Sarquasm isn’t IT? This is NOT Reuters, I Pry! Is it really Little green Footbalss or a Joke planted by Glenn Beck! :-(
Obama is VERY SCARY!
YUK! Even the TOOLLY-BON would be repulsed over that thought! No Wonder the Bent One found EVERYONE ELSE(including Rosie ODonnell and Helen Thomas) attractive and a likely sexual partner.
What’s that parable about feeding the alligator or bear hoping that he eats you last?
WTF is wrong with the Dim Dhims?
Can they really be this stupid?
Next, “negotiate” with Iranians so they don’t nuke us first?
What a bunch of dopey amateurs.
Americans are going to die because of the naivete of these two morons.
“They should be offered an honorable form of reconciliation and re-integration into a peaceful society, if they are willing to abandon violence, break with al Qaeda, and support the constitution,” Clinton said.
She may indeed be a stupid, stupid woman, but the guy who appointed her isnt a brain trust either.
Agreed Venturer, they’re both striving for a truly impossible dream negotiating for any level of peace with the bloodthirsty lunatics of the Taliban.
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