Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Crack In The Foundation

"The United States does not negotiate with terrorists".

This has been America's bedrock foundation throughout modern history.

Presidents the likes of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Reagan and George W. Bush have all reaffirmed that standard belief during their respective presidencies.

So why does President Obama feel he is exempt from this?

Recently he drew a lot of flak for admitting he would like to sit down with "moderate members" of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

To many including myself, "moderate members" of the Taliban still remain malevolent murderers.

"Moderates" do not exist when it comes to dealing with Islamic fundamentalism. They are beyond logic, reason and sensibility.

Attempts at negotiation with them is an act of futility because their warped ideology tells them not to rest until the infidels have been driven from the face of the earth.

And now the leader of the free world will legitimize their position by opening an actual dialogue with them?

Consider this: Obama is more than willing to sit down with bona fide terrorists but is too afraid to share a beer with Sean Hannity.


Jb said...

How was the Iran-Contra affair not a negotiation with terrorists?

Conservative Casanova said...

I rarely respond to comments but I made an exception in this case. President Reagan was the antithesis of a micromanager. I would argue that part of his brilliance was assembling a team of the brightest minds and then knowing enough to get out of their way. They almost always made the right decisions that led this country to unparalleled levels of prosperity.
A huge exception is Iran-Contra. Reagan gave no such order nor did he have any knowledge of the transaction. Trying to compare this incident to Obama's willingness and enthusiasm to meet with terrorists is a facile analogy.

Anonymous said...

Sheesh, stay off the Casanova's bad side I guess.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with you often but I do understand your argument here. I'm a Reagan democrat and I remember the scandal. I stood behind Reagan then but I don't condone obama's plan on the Taliban.

Anonymous said...

This is the same strategy (remember the surge)that the republicans so strongly supported in Iraq. It was also done in Afghanistan by the Bush administration by buying the support of many warlords who previously had fought us. Once again Casanova has nothing good to write about on the Republican front so he is pulling at strings trying to make the most dynamic administration since Ronald Reagan look bad.