Jan 29 2009
Is President Obama negotiating a truce with al Qaeda? Is he going to legitimize these nut jobs by actually opening a dialogue and discussing terms as equals on the world stage?Â
Barack Obama was working with Arab intermediaries to establish an unofficial dialogue with Al Qaida long before his election as the 44th U.S. president, according to a report in the upcoming weekly edition of Geostrategy-Direct.com.
Al Qaida has offered what has been described as a truce in exchange for a U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to the report.
Let me get this straight. We are kicking their butts and they offer a ‘truce’ in their butt-whooping in return for us leaving Afghanistan so they and the Taliban can re-grow their cancerous hold on the country? Why would we even contemplate such a idiotic surrender! We are the ones WINNING! Why would we agree to stop winning and retreat??Â
Is President Obama this stupid? Does he think WE are this stupid? Our Muslim allies are surely wondering if we are THIS STUPID!
Still, Saudi Arabia’ royalty fears any reconciliation between Al Qaida and the United States. The sources said Saudi King Abdullah worries that Obama’s effort would legitimize Al Qaida and bolster its status in the Gulf Arab kingdom.
Well, DUH! Â It legitimize these vermin to treat them as world players worthy of treaties and agreementsut I say again. We have them penned in the tribal areas of Pakistan and we are picking them off. They are barely able to survive, let alone grow and plan attacks (though they do get these done somehow). I said the other day that watching Obama stumble on national security is like watching a 3 year old playing with a scalpel. Now that 3 year old seems to be sitting in my lap and my hands are tied!
It seems Obama wants to be the history’s next Neville Chamberlain, whose myopic focus on peace at all costs led to the deaths of tens of millions in war and atrocities. There is a point were the price of ‘peace’ is too much to humanly bear. We cannot always look away and wish for fantasy realities where everyone holds hands and loves each other.
President Obama, if you proceed down this path you will probably face a backlash the likes no one has seen in this country since its inception. Criminal Ineptitude is worthy of impeachment. You had better check with We The People – your bosses – before you go out on this limb.
As the president told Al-Arabiya television Monday, he wants a return to “the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago.”
Say what you will about the style — and practice — of the Bush years, the autocracies were on notice for the first five or six years of George. W. Bush’s presidency. America had toppled Taliban rule and the tyranny of Saddam Hussein; it had frightened the Libyan ruler that a similar fate lay in store for him. It was not sweet persuasion that drove Syria out of Lebanon in 2005.Â
In the ebb and flow of liberty, power always mattered, and liberty needed the protection of great powers. The appeal of the pamphlets of Mill and Locke and Paine relied on the guns of Pax Britannica, and on the might of America when British power gave way. In this vein, the assertive diplomacy of George W. Bush had given heart to Muslims long in the grip of tyrannies.
Take that image of Saddam Hussein, flushed out of his spider hole some five years ago: Americans may have edited it out of their memory, but it shall endure for a long time in Arab consciousness. Rulers can be toppled and brought to account. No wonder the neighboring dictatorships bristled at the sight of that capture, and at his execution three years later.
Where Mr. Bush had seen the connection between the autocratic ways in Muslim lands and the culture of terror that infected the young foot soldiers of radicalism, Mr. Obama seems ready to split the difference with their rulers. His embrace of the “peace process” is a return to the sterile diplomacy of the Clinton years, with its belief that the terror is rooted in the grievances of the Palestinians. Mr. Obama and his advisers have refrained from asserting that terrorism has passed from the scene, but there is an unmistakable message conveyed by them that we can return to our own affairs, that Wall Street is more deadly and dangerous than that fabled “Arab-Muslim Street.”
Appeasement allows evil people to plan, prepare and execute their evil intentions under the veil of PR lies to the gullible. By going back to tolerating evil, Obama has given evil a new lease on life.
Update: BTW, a belated Hat Tip to Reader Kathie for the heads up on the original article.