PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The bodies of 28 members of a government-sponsored peace committee were found dumped on a road near the tribal area of South Waziristan on Wednesday, Pakistan officials said. The Pakistani Taliban said the men were killed because they supported the government, according to a Taliban statement made to a local journalist.
Obviously the problem here is not that negotiations failed. It’s that the wrong people were negotiating. They wouldn’t have dared to do this to an American peace group.
Because, you know, they would be Americans.
Seeing stories like this, I recall the days just after 9/11. There were “peace” groups that were proposing that instead of invading Afghanistan, which was the graveyard of armies, that we send an unarmed peace delegation to negotiate with the Taliban to convince them to hand over bin Laden. I actually heard one on the radio saying that if they all went together and marched arm-in-arm into al Qaeda’s camp that bin Laden might be impressed by their faith and give himself up.
That’s got to be some realllly gooood bud.
They don’t care that we’re Americans. They don’t care whether we recognize their grievances. They don’t care that we want to make peace. They want to kill us.
The Democrats have had this mindset for years. It goes clear back to FDR. They think that every man, or group, has a price. And if we would just steer some earmarks or aid their way, surely they would see that it would be to their advantage.
FDR thought that about Stalin, Kennedy thought that about Khrushchev, Johnson thought that about Ho Chi Minh and Clinton thought that about everyone. Harry Truman was a machine politician, but he wasn’t that dumb.
The great American philosopher, John Wayne, probably said it best, “Some people just need killing.”
I think that we should bring back the napalm. It has an efficacious affect when applied in liberal quantities.