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Daily Archives: December 21, 2011
The White House on Monday defended Vice President Joe Biden for saying that the Taliban isn’t an enemy of the United States.
According to the Vice President, the U.S. is on a dual track in Afghanistan — keep the pressure on Al Qaeda and support a government that is strong enough to “negotiate with and not be overthrown by the Taliban.”
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So what you’re saying, Joe, is that the Taliban is the enemy of our ally, but not of us? [humming Twilight Zone theme]
Combat-disabled veteran and analyst Kerry Patton makes a case that the Vice President is kinda not wrong, since “talib” means “student” and, during his years serving in Afghanistan, he met many so-called “taliban” who fought on our side or didn’t fight at all.
He then castigates our “lazy American culture” that would rather label people than understand them.
Uhhhhhhhhh. Okay … except Biden was using the term “Taliban” in the same lazy, stupid American way the rest of us lazy, stupid Americans use it.
So the questions isn’t whether the “real” Taliban (whoever they might be) are our enemies, but whether the “people who are killing our allies and our troops” that lazy, stupid Americans like Joe Biden refer to as the Taliban should be considered our enemies.
I’m kinda thinking that when it comes to allies in a shootin’ war, the enemy of your ally is your enemy. But what do I know?
According to Mitt Romney:
“The Taliban harbored the terrorists who killed 3,000 Americans on Sept 11. The Taliban continues to wage war against us and our allies, a conflict in which we have lost over 1,800 troops. The Taliban receives arms and training from Iran. And the Taliban seeks to reinstate a tyrannical government that violently rejects basic notions of human rights and oppresses minorities. The Taliban is clearly a bitter enemy of the United States.”
According to the article linked below:
- When our troops entered Afghanistan just weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, the country was ruled with an iron fist by a Taliban government that had provided safe haven to Osama bin Laden and crew for years.
- Today, fewer than 200 Al Qaeda terrorists reportedly remain in the country and military officials say the primary attacks against U.S. forces in Afghanistan are being conducted by fighters loyal to the Taliban and the Taliban-tied Haqqani network, both of which are based out of neighboring Pakistan and freely cross the treacherous border.
- According to Reuters, U.S. officials are busy negotiating with Taliban insurgents to end their violence and international terrorism against the government headed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Since I’m a lazy, stupid American AND a dumber than dirt, bitter clinging Republican, let me just restate this whole thing in small words that I can understand.
- We’re negotiating with some group that most people seem to generally agree to call the Taliban.
- This group once controlled Afghanistan and let al Qaeda hang out there for years while they planned 9/11.
- This group isn’t the boss of Afghanistan any more, but wants to be, so they kill people, including our troops, some of whom are related to me personally.
- This group should not be allowed to become the boss of Afghanistan again, because they would do what they did before — i.e., use it as a safe harbor for anti-American terror attacks.
Well. Joe Biden and Obama’s PR mouth piece may agree that this group is somehow not our “enemy”, but they’re for damn sure MY enemy.
It seems to me that, what with this negotiating thing going on, that Obama wants this “Taliban” group to stop killing people so that our troops can come home.
That way, he could brag on how he ended BOTH of the “stupid” wars that Bush started and get re-elected … never mind that we won the Iraq war before he won the election.
BUT … somehow we’re not supposed to call this “Taliban” group our “enemy” because … what? It might make them feel bad and then they might not want to play nice enough for the troops to come home in time for Obama to brag about what a whiz bang world leader he is and get re-elected?
White House Stands by Biden Statement That Taliban Isn’t U.S. Enemy – December 19, 2011
Why Biden Isn’t Necessarily Wrong About the Taliban By Kerry Patton – December 20, 2011
Posted by Pistol Pete
Not a lot going on;lots of video today
REALLY ANN?YOU PREFER SOMEONE WHO REFERS TO A TRAITOROUS PRICK AS A HERO?
WSJ SLAMS GOP OVER PAYROLL TAX EXTENSION
CONGRESS’S PAYROLL TAX STANDOFF–WHO BLINKS FIRST?
I’m afraid I know the answer
FROM THE OFFICIAL WHITE HUT WEBSITE:TAKE NO PRISONERS–NOT EVEN RELATIVES.RUB EVERYBODY’S NOSE IN IT.
OBAMA’S JOB-KILLING MACHINE ROLLS ON
NO DETAILS ON THE WOOKIE’S PRIVATE VACATION
OBAMA’S HAWAII CHRISTMAS DILEMMA
Will he stay in DC to look like the lone crusader or hightail it for the sand and surf?
IRAQUI LEADER THREATENS TO ABANDON POWER SHARING
Who couldn’t see this coming the second we left?
OBAMA’S APPROVAL RATING WILL RISE AND THE JOBLESS RATE WILL FALL–ALL DESIGNED TO WEAKEN YOUR RESOLVE
TEACHERS UNION PRESIDENT DEEMS EDUCATION ‘TOO COMPLEX’ FOR TAX-PAYING RUBES
MOOCHELLE’S FOOD PYRAMID REPLACEMENT FAILING
Don’t these kids realize Big Moomoo has their best interests at heart?
HARPER TO OBAMA: ‘I’VE GOT PLENTY OF BUYERS FOR OUR OIL’
Bam would rather see the oil go to China than to Americans.
FREEDOM PROTESTERS CRY OUT FOR GEORGE W. BUSH IN SYRIA
But…but…we were all told he is a bloodthirsty warmonger.Check out the sign.
Keep in mind,you can be beheaded for this over there.
SHEILA JACKASS LEE RAMBLES ON ABOUT THE TAX CUT EXTENSION…OR SOMETHING
I swear this crone gets loonier and fuglier every day
WATERS PUSHES ETHICS RULES FOR THE FCC
Another of the Black Caucuses stygian witches heard from
ANYBODY ELSE MISS THIS MAN AS MUCH AS I DO?
111 DEAD IN SYRIA’S LARGEST ONE DAY BLOODLETTING TO DATE
And Obama says…….nothing
CORRUPT N.Y. DEM SENATOR GETS 59 YEARS IN PRISON–AND CRIES LIKE A SISSY
Finally some good news
CHRISTIE BITCHSLAPS MIKA
I’LL BE POSTING MY FUNNY CHRISTMAS VIDEOS TOMORROW AND A SPECIAL ONE ON FRIDAY.EVERYBODY WILL BE BUSY OVER THE WEEKEND,BUT STOP BY AND CHECK SOME OF THEM OUT WHEN YOU HAVE TIME.I’LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS ONE FOR NOW.
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O California Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves were so unchanging;
Til we chose to cut you down
And trucked you far with fossil fuel.
So you could celebrate our Shiny State
With ornaments of trash and glue.
O California Christmas Tree!
We honor you and all that’s green
Until you’re brown and need to go
To the nearest compost pile
Or maybe landfill, it depends,
Which the Capitol Grounds Crew feels
Is easiest or most pc.