Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hamid Karzai wants to make a deal...

.... with detestable murderers and scumbags who detest our freedoms, detest our society and detest our liberties.

This isn't the first time Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai has suggested that negotiation, with what constitutes an enemy force in Afghanistan, is possible. In fact now, he's saying he'll go to them.
President Hamid Karzai offered Saturday to meet personally with the leader of the Taliban for peace talks and give the militants a position in government. A suicide bomber wearing an Afghan army uniform detonated his explosives while boarding a military bus, killing 30 people in the latest violence claimed by the Taliban.

Strengthening a call for negotiations he has made with increasing frequency the last several weeks, Karzai said he was willing to meet with Taliban leader Mullah Omar and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former prime minister and factional warlord leader.

"If I find their address, there is no need for them to come to me, I'll personally go there and get in touch with them," Karzai said. "Esteemed Mullah, sir, and esteemed Hekmatyar, sir, why are you destroying the country?"

It's time NATO forces, including the Canadian contingent withdraw to their bases and wait to see what it is that Karzai wants. Pleading that Canada stay in Afghanistan to provide a fighting force to quash someone he is willing to allow into government is muddying an already unclear situation. And we shouldn't be shedding Canadian blood unless we're absolutely clear where we want things to end.

Karzai is obviously desperate. Beyond that, however, we have a problem. No one wants to be the last person to die in a lost cause.

H/T Buckdog

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