Flashback: Obama the Candidate Excoriates Pakistan for Holding Talks With Taliban (Video)

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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