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Sunday, 20 September 2009

Taliban Appeasement

Ed Davey, LibDem spokesman for Foreign Affairs, adds his voice to others who say it's time for 'tea with the Taliban' Why not? I'm sure they're all reasonable people, once you get to know them:

6 comments:

  1. I'm in absolute agreement with meeting the Taliban.

    As long as we arrange a meeting with all the Taliban head honchos and then drop an earthquake bomb on the location when we are sure they are all in attendance (obviously before our people get there).

    If we are so lacking in strategy that it's come to talking to these 'people', we should just bugger off out of the 'Stan and let the bunch of savages get on with it.

    It's a totally pointless war in a totally pointless location.

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  2. Hmm - why are we there again? Oh yeah - to bring them "democracy". Why bother - let them live the way they want to - it is their country after all.

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  3. LibDems - I know what the Taliban would do to them given the chance!

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  4. Taliban? These are people who know the way the financial wind is blowing far quicker than any governments.

    Agree with the other two commenters.

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  5. Appeasement is an embarrassment, a symbol of weakness and giving in to a bunch of gits. Once the tea party is over, the swines will be having a good laugh behind our backs. And the Taliban will as well.
    I would be more impressed if the Lib Dem's were a little truthful and said we can't afford to send troops over and maintain them adequately so we are giving Afghanistan back. All 3% of what has been occupied. Impressive, eh? All that for just 3% and that percentage is debatable.

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  6. The heads of the Armed Forces and the arms trade have a vested interest in being there. At a time when there's no money in the kitty and there's talk of the RAF being absorbed into the 2 other services there's a lot to play for. The Taliban aren't Al-Qaeda and are looked on as the lesser of two evils - we all know about Kharzai doing deals with tribal warlords over the elections plus Brown's desperate to get out of the mess. I think we're being softened up for a withdrawal.

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