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Stephen Green

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June 20, 2013 - 10:44 am

Step One in any smart peace plan is to piss off your thieving and unreliable peace partner:

US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday made his second call to the Afghan President in 24 hours to ease Hamid Karzai’s anger over the rollout of the Taliban’s new political office in Qatar – a rift that temporarily delayed US talks with the militant group set to begin this week.

Mr Karzai was upset that when it opened its new office in Qatar the Taliban used its formal name, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which is what it used when it was in power more than a decade ago.

Afghan officials said that violated an agreement that the office should open only for negotiations, not as a political entity like a parallel institution to the Afghan government.

Something tells me the peace talks — assuming we can attach enough jumper cables to its withered corpse — will end up bringing the Taliban formally into the Afghan government. They’ll sieze total power just as soon as we’ve left, and then the country will go back to enjoying its national sport of killing anybody who ain’t from around here. Or who might not be from around here. Or who looks different. Or talks different. Or who might have harbored an impure thought one time. And girls.

We need to bug out and let the Afghans work this out amongst themselves.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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The Communist experiment in Afghanistan failed, and the Democratic experiment is failing; Karzai is just grabbing as much money as he can so he can enjoy a comfortable exile when the Taliban takes power after the US pulls out. Everything there is farce except for the number of Americans who have bled and died in vain.

We went to Afghanistan to get bin Laden, and he is now dead; there's no reason to stay one more day in that benighted wasteland.
1 year ago
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OK. Fine. Let Afghanistan go its own way.

BUT….if they are the source of ANY more terrorism against the U.S., then the nuclear weapons Obama wishes to cut are sent there.

…and detonated.

Have a nice day.
1 year ago
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75 years on and Germany and Japan are huge trading partners and allies of the United States and in parts of Europe the US is celebrated for its sacrifice to free people from the tyranny of Nazism.

We'll be lucky if ten years from now Afghanistan is still the basketcase it is today and Iraq still has a parliament.
1 year ago
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So I have a question, Which one of these "Afgan" governments did our government just approve a $527 MILLION contract with a RUSSIAN helicopter company for helicopters, spare parts and TRAINING for. Are we now going to arm the Taliban with Russian gunships? Charlie Wilson was a piker!!
1 year ago
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That RUSSIAN also happens to be Assad's numero uno arms dealer (just a coincidence I'm sure). How much you wanna bet when Dear Leader orders air strikes against Assad we wind up destroying a few gunships that WE FU((!NG PAID FOR....you cannot make this $h!t up.

Remember BENGHAZI!
1 year ago
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We're gutting our armed forces through sequestration but can find over half a BILLION $ for this dysfunctional, assinine idiocy. Who the hell is running procurement now, ACORN?

Remember BENGHAZI!
1 year ago
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Karzai would use anything to to get "pissed off". He knows Obama is looking for an out and guessing that the admin will likely just sell out Karzai to the Taliban in order to claim a "peace".
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