Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Obama's Reach-Out-And-Touch-A-Terrorist Style Diplomacy Not Working!

In a recent interview with the New York Times, our feckless leader, Barack Obama, said he was mulling the idea of reaching out to the moderate elements of the Taliban. Moderate elements of the Taliban? Has no-one bothered to explain to our commander-in-chief that no such thing exists? There is no moderation in fundamentalist Islam. It's all about compulsion, oppression and expansion. Moderates don't exist. It's an oxymoron. And only morons would think they can somehow reason with those whose ultimate goal is global domination.

Even the Taliban think he's a moron. They turned down his offer calling it "illogical". Which it is. Sad to think that a bunch of ignorant, sheepherders in the vast expanses of Afghanistan have more cognitive reasoning abilities than the current President of the United States of America.

Taliban spokesperson, Qari Mohammad Yousuf, scoffed at the idea of dignifying Obama's proposal with a response:
"This does not require any response or reaction for this is illogical. 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."

How embarrassing is that? It seems the pied piper of Illinois truly believes his own hype- that since a huge portion of the entire world elevated him to status of superhero, celebrity and God, he'll somehow miraculously manage to turn terrorists into evolved, civilized, productive citizens of the world. It 'aint gonna happen.

Obama has made overtures to other questionable types, and has also been rebuffed. Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said, of Obama's efforts to bring change to the international arena, and Iran, specifically:

"We welcome change provided the change is fundamental and in the right direction. If you talk of change in policies, withdraw your forces from Afghanistan. If you say change in policies, then halt your support to the uncultivated and rootless, forged, phony, killers of women and children Zionists and allow the Palestinian nation to determine its own destiny."
Translation: take a hike, O-man! He also, apparently, wants apologies and compensation for U.S. "murderous crimes" against Iran, before he's willing to take Obama's hand in friendship. Specifically,

the CIA-backed overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953, U.S. support of Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war between 1980-88 and the downing of an Iranian civilian plane and killing of 290 passengers by a U.S. warship in 1988.

When will Obama come to the realization that there are times when diplomacy simply does not work. It merely demonstrates weakness, and this obvious weakness simply empowers our enemies.


Z said...

And how's about the peaceful little message he made for Iran? Did you hear that, Incognito? Oh ya...wonderful to negotiate from weakness. Who'd have thought America'd be singing kumbaya and nobody wants any! I thought our left was sure Taliban moderates would grab this chance (" nuts?") and Russians would be delighted we'd put our missile defense systems down if they make nice-nice with Iran, right? "Nyet"

"Feckless" is the perfect word.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

I find that touching the terrorists with an M-16 is the most effective way to deal with them. Although B-52s, M-60 Machine Guns and the Navy Seals are also effective ways to reach out to them...

Pat Jenkins said...

incog among other first in the obama presidency, i think he will be the first president to actually isolate us from the rest of the democratic world! he is going to have to pick sides eventually. will he chose freedom or factions like iran and the taliban? i go with factions.....