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.