In "Obama's epic failure in Afghanistan" in WND today, Pamela Geller excoriates Obama's ludicrous and self-defeating policies in Afghanistan:
Fresh on the heels of the horrible news of last weekend’s slaughter of American troops comes this new and even more horrible news. Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai last week invited his great rival, Taliban leader Mullah Omar, to lay down his arms and … run for president of Afghanistan.
“Mullah Mohammad Omar can come inside Afghanistan anywhere he wants to,” said Karzai.
Where does he think Omar is? Sheltered in Pakistan the way bin Laden was?
“He can open political office for himself but he should leave the gun,” Karzai also said. “He along with his friends can come and create his political party, do politics, become a candidate himself for the elections. If people voted for him, good for him, he can take the leadership in his hand.”
This is yet more of the poisonous fruit from Obama’s anti-freedom foreign policy (something I have exposed all the way through his presidency, and detailed in my book, “The Post-American Presidency,” back in 2009). We have come to a terrible end in Afghanistan. Allowing Mullah Omar to run for president in Afghanistan would be like allowing Hitler (had he been alive) to run for fuehrer after the war.
Mullah Omar has been wanted by the U.S. State Department since October 2001. There’s a $10 million reward on his head. He sheltered Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida killers in the years prior to the Sept. 11 attacks. He had a hand in the 9/11 attacks, and is still directing the Taliban’s ongoing war against the U.S.-led NATO forces and the government of Afghanistan.
Also last weekend, Obama declared that Afghanistan is a “major non-NATO ally.” The non-NATO ally declaration allows for streamlined defense cooperation, more money, expedited purchasing ability of American equipment and easier export control regulations.
And he has just committed to more jizya for the Taliban....