Do you ever get the feeling we were duped?
Obama excoriated Pakistan for holding talks with the Taliban while running for president in 2008.
Barack Obama at a 2008 debate:
OBAMA: Katie, it’s a terrific question and we have a difficult situation in Pakistan. I believe that part of the reason we have a difficult situation is because we made a bad judgment going into Iraq in the first place when we hadn’t finished the job of hunting down bin Laden and crushing al Qaeda…
…But I do believe that we have to change our policies with Pakistan. We can’t coddle, as we did, a dictator, give him billions of dollars and then he’s making peace treaties with the Taliban and militants.
Fast-forward to 2011—
Afghan President Karzai yesterday confirmed that the Obama Administration is holding peace talks with the Taliban.
Reminder: All of Obama’s statements come with an expiration date.
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