Monday, April 27, 2009

Taliban Surprise?

Taliban militants declared their peace deal with the Pakistani government "worthless" on Monday after authorities deployed helicopters and artillery against hide-outs of Islamist guerrillas seeking to extend their grip along the Afghan border….Taliban derides 'worthless' truce with Pakistan, Zara Kahn, AP, 4/27/2009

Mr. President, if this writer can be so bold as to offer an opinion, international life is not the Law Review. Handing the debate off to each viewpoint’s partisan to allow a full airing of an issue is a concept alien to practitioners of jihad.

In this deeply troubling story, in which Kahn details the Taliban’s strategy of stepped efforts to gain appeasement from the “government” in Islamabad, the obvious stands out with painful clarity. If you appease people willing to throw themselves as living bombs into crowds of children, they will joyfully do it again and again and again.

Mr. President, do you really want your legacy to be some future JFK writing a book called While America Slept?


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