President Barack Obama is open to the idea of reaching out to moderate elements of the Taliban, The New York Times reported on Saturday.WE WERE AMONG THE FIRST BLOGGERS TO POST ON IT HERE.
In an interview with the newspaper published on its website, Obama said that some of the U.S. success in Iraq involved reaching out to Islamic fundamentalists who had been alienated by the tactics of al Qaeda in Iraq.
"There may be some comparable opportunities in Afghanistan and the Pakistani region," he said. "But the situation in Afghanistan is, if anything, more complex."
Obama, who last month approved the deployment of 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan as part of an effort to stabilize the country, had suggested before becoming president that he was open to talks with more moderate Taliban leaders.
- AS A RESULT OF OBAMA'S OPEN CALL FOR APPEASEMENT, PAKISTAN APPEASED THE TALIBAN IN SWAT.
In an assessment that raised questions about the future of Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Wednesday that the country's fragile government is facing an "existential threat" from militants who are now operating within a few hours' travel of the capital.OBAMA CAUSED THIS. IN ONE MONTH!
Clinton told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the government of Islamabad is ceding more and more territory to the militants and is "basically abdicating to the Taliban and the extremists" in signing a deal with militants that limits the government's involvement in the war-torn Swat Valley.
"I think we cannot underscore [enough] the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan by the continuing advances," Clinton said, adding that the nuclear-armed nation also poses a "mortal threat" to the United States and other countries.
THIS IS AS BAD AS WHAT CARTER DID TO THE SHAH; IN FACT, OBAMA IS WORSE THAN CARTER.
OBAMA IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE FREE WORLD.