posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 10:58 AM
Originally posted by jsobecky
I would never judge you like that for considering diplomacy.
But you would judge Obama.
The problem is, Obama wants to sit down with 'moderate Taliban'. There is no such thing as 'moderate Taliban'.
That's your opinion, so I kinda doubt you really know that. But even if you're right, it's time to face reality and realize that Obama is willing
to talk with the enemy. NOT negotiate with them
, but open a dialog, see if our assumptions about them are correct, find out what's bothering
them, correct any assumptions they have about us, communicate
with something other than freaking bombs.
I also agree with Obama's proposal to meet with the Taliban.
I know some people think the place should just be leveled because of the 'lower life-forms' that live there, but these are human beings that
absolutely share some of the same qualities that we have. We have to think about our troops that are dying over there. We have to think about how
these wars are affecting our economy. There's more to it than, "Let's blow 'em up and git 'er done"!
The whole Afghan war is bound to be a disaster if Obama wants to use Iraq as a model.
On this we can agree.
I am thinking along the terms of withdrawal from Afghanistan and working on protecting our country from the terrorism threat at our borders
Just imagine if we'd put the billions of dollars into our borders and economy instead of into killing people (theirs and ours) in a useless war that
leaves us more vulnerable than ever. More of ours have died in Iraq than did on 9/11.
That disaster was of your president's making. It didn't work. Obama deserves a chance to try it his way. And yet you hang on to the idea that Bush
was such a great president. Look what he's done!
We can no more bring democracy to Afghanistan then we did to Iraq. They're both totally messed up and without our presence will go back to worse than
they were before we invaded.
I highly suggest you watch this 7-minute piece. It's enlightening and gives an interesting point of view. It's Rachel Maddow and her guest Leslie
Gelb, who has interesting suggestions about Obama's strategy in Afghanistan.