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Negotiating with the Taliban, That’s Offensive

An indignant sounding Secretary of State Clinton was “dismayed” yesterday at the “deplorable behavior” of U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of dead terrorist Taliban. Defense Secretary Panetta also condemned their “utterly deplorable” actions. On the Republican side of the aisle, the response was mostly muted, however, Senator John McCain also condemned the incident and said it “saddened” him.

I have no idea what it must feel like to chase down terrorists who are trying to kill me, and hopefully never will. Soliders who’ve been in battle say that it is a feeling unlike any other, the stresses of which folks here in DC, unless they’ve served in that theatre, will never understand.

What these Marines did does not concern me whatsoever. This is an internal matter for our military to deal with and, I hope, the commanding officiers show some restraint in how these men are reprimanded. The Secretary of State should have shown some more restraint in her remarks, rather than feeding the anti-U.S. liberal media feeding frenzy.

What some of us find truly offensive, and truly “deplorable”, is that unbeknownst to most Americans, the Obama Administration has been in peace negotiations with the Taliban. This is a sure recipe for long-term disaster that will lead to regional instability. You cannot win this battle with a Drone War. But the Obama Administration never had the will to win. Negotiating a false peace with terrorists is the logical outcome.

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