Don’t worry! Hillary says……. 29 January 2010Posted by marisacat in Afghanistan War, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, WAR!.
A demonstrator confronts the police during a protest outside the EDO and ITT manufacturing plants in Brighton, southern England. Demonstrators protested outside the plants, which they say manufacture parts for Israeli weapons, during a demonstration to mark the end of the conflict between Israel and Palestine one year ago today. [Reuters]
Hillary says….. we won’t talk to the “real bad guys”. Oh no not us. We’d die of mortification. Fer sure…
Clinton says no talking to ‘really bad guys’ in Taliban
(AFP) – 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has ruled out talking to the “really bad guys” in Afghanistan, promising that a new drive to woo moderate Taliban would not set back women’s rights.
Clinton doubted that Afghan leaders or the international community would reach out to hardliners like Mullah Omar, who headed the Taliban regime which imposed an austere brand of Islam from 1996 to 2001.
“We’re not going to talk to the really bad guys because the really bad guys are not ever going to renounce Al-Qaeda and renounce violence and agree to re-enter society,” Clinton said in an interview with National Public Radio broadcast on Friday.
“That is not going to happen with people like Mullah Omar and the like.”
Clinton was speaking from London, where a global conference threw its backing behind a multimillion-dollar fund to support Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s plan to integrate militants who lay down their arms.
The chief US diplomat, a longtime advocate of women’s rights, acknowledged that some Afghan women were concerned about dealing with the Taliban — whose regime forbade women from going to school, working or traveling on their own.
However, she added: “I don’t think there is cause for alarm that the current government or any foreseeable government would turn the clock back like that.”
She said it was crucial for women’s rights that “there is enough power in the state and through the new Afghan security forces to make sure that there’s never a resurgence of the Taliban that would come close to taking over large parts of the country.
“That’s what we’re preventing,” said Clinton.
She rejected suggestions the strategy would confuse people just as the United States and its allies pour another 40,000 troops into Afghanistan to battle Islamic extremists.
“You can’t have one without the other,” said Clinton.
“Only a surge of military forces alone without any effort on the political side is not likely to succeed; only an effort to make peace with your enemies without the strength to back it up is not going to succeed.”
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Everything is in good order. And, as everyone can clearly see, we HAD to go to war, all those years ago.
And, not to fret, nothing will be ending anytime soon.
Everything is fine.