Video: CBS’s Afghan correspondent tears Obama’s Taliban strategy to shreds

posted at 6:47 pm on October 8, 2009 by Allahpundit

Skip ahead to 5:35 if you can’t stand waiting and stick with it for three minutes. Simply brutal, especially coming from Logan, who was on the ground over there within two months of 9/11. One thing I forgot to mention in my earlier post but which Omri Ceren remembered: Today’s White House nuance about the “real enemy” is practically a direct response to the Taliban’s latest propaganda about what peaceful, law-abiding people they really are.

Afghanistan’s insurgent Taliban marked the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion Wednesday saying they have no “agenda” to harm other countries but would continue fighting as long as America and its allies remain in the troubled nation.

The Taliban insistence that it would pose no threat to other countries appeared aimed at countering suspicions that the Islamist movement would support al-Qaida’s global jihad if they returned to power. Supporters of the war fear that al-Qaida would regain its once-dominant position in Afghanistan if the Taliban topple the U.S.-backed Afghan government…

“We did not have any agenda to harm other countries including Europe, nor we have such agenda today,” the group said. “Still, if you want to turn the country of the proud and pious Afghans into a colony, then know that we have an unwavering determination and have braced for a prolonged war.”

Like Logan says, “negotiations” with the Taliban have been going on for six years with jack squat to show for them — and yet, oddly, our new “smart power” national security apparatus appears ready to take this latest overture seriously. Go figure.

How’s this for a compromise? If The One’s serious about ceding back parts of the country because the Taliban’s not really an enemy, can he at least acknowledge that his many statements over the years about defeating them — not just Al Qaeda but the Taliban itself — were either grossly ill-informed or incredibly cynically calculated? A little candor on that score would ease the blow of the new big lie about how we’re all on the same team or whatever.


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Damnit… stop complicating things. They want to kill us…we have to kill them first. Who can’t understand this?

PaCadle on October 8, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Fierce and unflinching common sense.

Mike Honcho on October 8, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Give me our resources, I’ll fix this. Screw the politics,

PaCadle on October 8, 2009 at 9:23 PM

She is such a honey, she belongs on FNC.

Cleveland Steamer on October 8, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Bush Killed Terrorists. Obama Just Wants To Keep Them At Bay.

Gateway Pundit is linking to an AP article quoting “administration officials” on the President’s failing Afghanistan policy:

President Barack Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in Afghanistan’s political future and appears inclined to send only as many more U.S. troops as needed to keep al-Qaida at bay, a senior administration official said Thursday.

That’s odd. When we had a conservative in the White House, the goal was to kill the terrorists, including the islamist Taliban. Now that we have a Progressive Democratic-Socialist in the White House, the goal is to keep Islamists at bay with as few troops as possible, while working with the Taliban.

Good luck with that.

In past years, the end of daylight saving time meant turning back the clock just one hour. This year, not only has daylight saving time come early, we appear to be changing the clock back 8 years, all the way back to 9/10/01.http://www.foundingbloggers.com/wordpress/2009/10/bush-killed-terrorists-obama-just-wants-to-keep-them-at-bay/

lovingmyUSA on October 8, 2009 at 9:27 PM

The media are really starting to run with Afghanistan. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out. God have mercy on our military.

SouthernGent on October 8, 2009 at 9:31 PM

This is from “CBS News Unplugged”. It’s called that because if they tried to show this on broadcast television, they would have to unplug it.

PackerBronco on October 8, 2009 at 9:33 PM

She is such a honey, she belongs on FNC.

Cleveland Steamer on October 8, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Yeah, she a real ‘Honey’ alright…..

That’s one word for it…

BigWyo on October 8, 2009 at 9:44 PM

Sounds like this women knows what she’s talking about and makes the interviewer look like he has not done his homework on the subject matter.

mixplix on October 8, 2009 at 9:50 PM

Now that we have a Progressive Democratic-Socialist in the White House, the goal is to keep Islamists at bay with as few troops as possible, while working with the Taliban.

I don’t know about that.
I think the goal is or has to be just one of two.
Either the goal is to just ignore the war because he’s stupid like that, while he continues to focus on seizing as much of the private sector as he can,,,, or the goal is to assist the enemy to promote the conditions for another attack so that he can expedite his seizing as much of the private sector as he can.
Goal number two will create the mother of all crises. The one crisis that Obama will not waste. It will also promote his other objective,,, of seizing as much of the private sector as he can. That seems to be the only thing he really cares about, other than applause. A national emergency will give him the powers he seeks to make all the changes he needs.

JellyToast on October 8, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Obama Afghan Cultural Adviser Tells General McChrystal She Doesn’t See Any Taliban-Al Qaeda Connections Through Burka: http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/10/obama-afghan-cultural-adviser-tells.html

Mervis Winter on October 8, 2009 at 10:25 PM

Who would have thought that hiring an untested, incompetent, no-executive experience, minor league, ultra-liberal junior senator from a middling state, with no obvious qualifications for the Presidency but a gladhand and a glib, lying tongue, would lead to such a disaster?

Me.

And 48 million others.

Meanwhile…

~thanks a helluva lot to the 52 million Y.T. Gilt-riddled (or go-for-the-bro-racist) azzholes who picked this parlous jellyfish!

Obama was barely fit to run a Dairy Queen in Cicero.

And now he runs the greatest nation on Earth like one.

I guess when it comes to Iranian nukes and the Afghan Jihad Barry will just say:

Would you like sprinkles with that?”

profitsbeard on October 8, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Anybody stick around on that video for the Ralph Nader total BS book plug? CommieSymp fantasy dreck of the highest order. I’ll bet he sells, I dunno, maybe two or three hundred copies.

If there was any justice in the universe, Ralph Nader would be air dropped into the Amazon with only his underwear and a knife.

trapeze on October 8, 2009 at 10:59 PM

This segment is just a web video. The series that Lara Logan filed that is appearing on CBS News broadcasts can be found here.

http://www.cbsnews.com/theroadahead

gabriel sutherland on October 8, 2009 at 11:01 PM

Yeah, she a real ‘Honey’ alright…..

That’s one word for it…

BigWyo on October 8, 2009 at 9:44 PM

I’ll knock her up next.

Holger on October 8, 2009 at 11:14 PM

Sure, she’s pretty attractive and has her head on straight when it comes to fighting in the Af-Pak theater but if she’s into wrecking marriages on the side then that’s just not cool.

Yakko77 on October 8, 2009 at 11:35 PM

“You (American) bastards are here to die for your country NOT to make some poor Taliban son of a bitch die for his” GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER OBAMA

MaiDee on October 9, 2009 at 12:02 AM

That assessment by Logan was absolutely devastating to the faction of people that want to capitulate to the jihadist.

I love the term “Taliban apologist”.

By the time she was done, I would have sworn she was channeling Dick Cheney.

Absolutely devastating.

Baxter Greene on October 9, 2009 at 12:50 AM

if she’s into wrecking marriages on the side then that’s just not cool.

Yakko77 on October 8, 2009 at 11:35 PM

Duh. If you or I or anyone else were into that, it would also not be cool.

Mighty big word: “if.”

notropis on October 9, 2009 at 1:39 AM

The only good and moderate Taliban is a dead Taliban. The next time you see a twinkle in BHO’s eye he’ll be channeling Bill Ayres, Code Pink, and all his disgusting lefty anti-U.S. military pals. That’s why he has to stop and sputter so often–that multitude of voices rattling around in his head makes for a confusing stew. God have mercy on our military, indeed.

Mae on October 9, 2009 at 3:24 AM

I am just about to watch the CBS video, but I caught Logan on Charlie Rose the other day while flipping channels and from what I saw it was a great interview: http://www.charlierose.com/view/content/10647

EconomicPirate on October 9, 2009 at 4:10 AM

I’ll knock her up next.

Holger on October 8, 2009 at 11:14 PM

Well, if yer married and she’s in your neck of the woods, I’d have to say you got a real shot at that.

BigWyo on October 9, 2009 at 8:57 AM

Is there any WAR HAWKS running for POTUS in 2012.
War is UGLY,the only way to win a war is to be willing
to KILL more of them than us
.
PLATO once said “ONLY THE DEAD WILL KNOW THE END OF WARS”.
Fire up the jets or bring our BRAVE MEN and WOMEN HOME NOW.

easyone on October 9, 2009 at 9:45 AM

I think I’m love. Not only does this blonde vision have a foreign accent, she’s hot, and she’s smart.

Torch on October 9, 2009 at 10:11 AM

I think I’m love. Not only does this blonde vision have a foreign accent, she’s hot, and she’s smart.

Torch on October 9, 2009 at 10:11 AM

And she is a mess.

She is such a honey, she belongs on FNC.

Cleveland Steamer on October 8, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Yeah, she a real ‘Honey’ alright…..

That’s one word for it…

BigWyo on October 8, 2009 at 9:44 PM

TwinkietheKid on October 9, 2009 at 10:58 AM

TwinkietheKid on October 9, 2009 at 10:58 AM

Damn it, Twinkie, don’t ruin my day. :)

What with 0bama getting the Nobel Peac Prize for doing jack sh!t and now you show me this chick is a home wreacker. I just want to go home and get back under the covers, forget this day ever happened. lol

Torch on October 9, 2009 at 12:21 PM

wrecker……I gotta go home!

Torch on October 9, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Hate to be shallow, but does a woman get any better than that.

Gorgeous, Intelligent, Passionate, Un-afraid. I am swooning.

ttime500 on October 9, 2009 at 1:08 PM

I’m in love.

Little Boomer on October 9, 2009 at 11:33 PM

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