The “reach out” policy (http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/obamas-foreign-policy-circus/) of THE ONE continues, this time from the assistant Gaffe Meister-in-Chief:
Vice President Joe Biden said at least 70 percent of Taliban guerrillas in Afghanistan are mercenaries who could be persuaded to lay down their arms, stepping up U.S. calls for outreach to “moderate” elements of the insurgency.
Biden said the same tactics used in Anbar province in Iraq, where radical Sunni Muslims were co-opted by American financial support, could work in Afghanistan as part of …..Obama’ strategy for winning the war raging since 2001.
“Five percent of the Taliban is incorrigible, not susceptible to anything other than being defeated,” Biden told a press conference at North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters in Brussels today. “Another 25 percent or so are not quite sure, in my view, of the intensity of their commitment to the insurgency. Roughly 70 percent are involved because of the money.”
‘Incorrigible’ like a juvenile delinquent, or a rabid, hyped-up-on-Islamic-fervor type terrorist?
There’s enough of them committed to the insurgency to take advantage of the weakness Obama projects and any corresponding redeployment of American troops.
70 percent are in it just for the money? I don’t know about Biden but last I checked, the batshit-crazy muslim bombers usually scream “allah u akbar” before they blow themselves up. The GITMO prisoners claim they’re doing “allah’s will”, and the enemy combatants in Afghanistan (and the few left in Iraq), seem to have more interest in ‘killing the infidel’ than their next paycheck.
……“We are not now winning the war, but the war is far from lost,” Biden said.
We’re not winning? We’ve already won in Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan keeps fleeing across the Pakistan border to get a break from the ass kicking they get from us.
……Biden said the breakdown of Taliban adherents into three categories came from Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Holbrooke…a Clintonista who in 2006, told President Bush: “I urge you to lay out realistic goals, redeploy our troops and focus on the search for a political solution.
What a foreign policy genius. No wonder Biden listens to him.
……As he pulls U.S. troops out of Iraq, Obama last month ordered an additional 17,000 U.S. soldiers to Afghanistan to finish a war that he says Bush failed to pursue with sufficient firepower.
That’s funny, this assclown was against the surge in Iraq to finish the job, but he says there weren’t enough troops in Afghanistan to do the same? It all depends on what war the democrats want to pursue, huh?
……Biden warned that terror groups are using Afghanistan and Pakistan as staging areas to plot new attacks against allied interests around the world.
Biden, if you had brains, you’d be even more dangerous than you are now. We’re saddled with a Socialist screw-up for ‘president’ and an incompetent dunce who’s a heartbeat away from the presidency.