Friday, October 09, 2009

Nobel Prize and Afghanistan

A stunning surprise for Obama to get the Nobel Peace Prize. However, if this AP report is accurate about Obama's willingness to engineer a political settlement in Kabul with the Talibans to focus his anti-Al Qaeda effort, he may indeed deserve that prize AFTER he has done all that.

A political solution taking in the Talibans and in effect kicking out the corrupt Karzai administration will at least reduce dramatically the killings among non-Al Qaeda folks. As long as we can ensure the Talibans do not brutalize Afghan women, stop the drug trade, allow secular schools to continue and do not cooperate with Al Qaeda terrorists which they never liked anyway, frankly why should we care what Talibans believe in their spare time?

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