Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Humiliation: Taliban Scoff at Hillary's 'Honorable Reconciliation' and Call It a 'Lunatic Idea'

Have another drink

I must say they're right to call her offer a lunatic idea, although for different reasons. She and her boss seem to have some naive notion that we can have dialogue with these primordial monsters while they just want to kill all of us.

There can be no reconciliation with these animals. The sooner Mrs. Clinton and Obama get this into their heads the better. Sadly, I doubt they'll ever be able to come to grips with this glaringly obvious reality.

Taliban insurgents rejected on Wednesday a U.S. offer of "honorable reconciliation" as a "lunatic idea" and said the withdrawal of foreign troops was the only way to end the war in Afghanistan.

With the Afghan conflict now in its eighth year, NATO-led forces and the Taliban are locked in a bloody stalemate with violence set to rise further this year as more U.S. troops arrive and seek to contain the insurgency ahead of August elections.

President Barack Obama is redoubling U.S. efforts with more troops, more diplomatic effort and more economic assistance, but he has also already spoken of the need for an "exit strategy."

If the U.S. plan fails to show results, analysts say, time is on the Taliban side.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an international conference on Afghanistan on Tuesday that those members of the Taliban who abandoned extremism must be granted an "honorable form of reconciliation."

"This matter was also raised in the past," said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, referring to comments by Obama last month who spoke of reaching out to moderate Taliban.

"They have to go and find the moderate Taliban, their leader and speak to them. This is a lunatic idea," Mujahid said by telephone from an unknown location.

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