Taliban to Obama & Biden: "We're Not Moderate"
Well, duh!… The Taliban told Barack Obama this week that a response to his “moderate Taliban” comments “would be illogical.”
There is not such a thing.
Priceless. The Taliban say they do not understand what Obama means by “moderate” Taliban.
They’re not alone.
Afghanistan’s Taliban on Tuesday turned down as illogical U.S. President Barack Obama’s bid to reach out to moderate elements of the insurgents, saying the exit of foreign troops was the only solution for ending the war.
Obama, in an interview with the New York Times, expressed an openness to adapting tactics in Afghanistan that had been used in Iraq to reach out to moderate elements there.
“This does not require any response or reaction for this is illogical,” Qari Mohammad Yousuf, a purported spokesman for the insurgent group, told Reuters when asked if its top leader Mullah Mohammad Omar would make any comment about Obama’s proposal.
“The Taliban are united, have one leader, one aim, one policy…I do not know why they are talking about moderate Taliban and what it means?”
“If it means those who are not fighting and are sitting in their homes, then talking to them is meaningless. This really is surprising the Taliban.”
Hat Tip American Freedom
It would be nice if the President of the United States understood who we are at war with.
Is that too much to ask?
Analysts agree… There are no moderate Taliban.
More… Chisum adds this:
In the spirit of fairness I must point out that Biden did warn us that Barack Obama would get it wrong 30% of the time.
Thanks for that reminder.