Pamela Geller, WND weekly column:
Obama’s epic failure in Afghanistan


In light of today's news that Obama's unrequited "peace" partners, the Taliban, have bombed 22 NATO supply trucks in the Afghan north, you must check out my weekly column published today in WND.

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"Obama's epic failure in Afghanistan" WND

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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.

Imagine reading the following on Sept. 12, 2011. We would have stormed the Capitol.

“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.

Just last month, Barack Hussein Obama used the NATO summit to press Afghan leader Hamid Karzai to engage with greater urgency with the Taliban about a political settlement in Afghanistan. Yes, the Karzai who has said, “If there is war between Pakistan and America, we will stand by Pakistan.”

Obama continues to stalk and chase these jihadist murderers. This is who Obama is chasing as a “peace partner.” They laugh at our clown-in-chief while slaughtering with impunity. They ridicule, scorn and mock his embarrassing advances. But still, he chases these bloodthirsty murderers. What an unprecedented embarrassment Obama is for this once great nation.

And now, to try to get them to come to the table, the Obama administration is considering releasing Taliban leaders with operational ties to al-Qaida from Gitmo, even as the devout Muslim group is set to retake control of Afghanistan after NATO forces withdraw. It is going to release them with the hope that they won’t return to jihad against the U.S. Just the hope.

The war criminals set for release are hardcore jihadist leaders who fought on the fields of Islamic imperialism and killed U.S. and coalition troops. These Muslim leaders will, without any doubt, return to the battlefield and serve to inspire and lead the next generation of Muslim soldiers bent on destroying and overthrowing the West. Why would the Obama administration release these mass murderers? For Taliban promises to engage in peace talks? Obama will get nothing in return. The Taliban knows we are leaving Afghanistan; why come to the table?

American soldiers are operating under impossible rules of engagement. This is epidemic, and that’s just what we know about. Obama’s Department of Defense is not reporting Afghan attacks on American troops unless they result in dead U.S. soldiers. Under the Obama regime, deaths have spiked month over month, year over year. Why did Obama send all of our soldiers over to Afghanistan these last three years under impossible rules of engagement to suffer the largest casualty rates month to month, year to year, and then declare suddenly that the Taliban is not the enemy? To get re-elected?

Meanwhile, Obama has sanctioned and supported the evil axis, the rise of the Islamic supremacist revolution in Egypt and all across North Africa. His actions in support of the “Arab Spring” mirrors his actions in Afghanistan. Karzai’s invitation to Omar mirrors the vow of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi to work for the release of the Blind Sheikh, the murderous mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and author of the fatwa ordering the murder of Anwar Sadat for making peace with Israel.

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