The Obama administration continues its maddening outreach effort to Muslim fanatics in a vain hope this will bring peace.
The president has sent signals to the Taliban he wants to talk peace in Afghanistan. So the Taliban is opening an office in Doha for that purpose. Reminds me of the Paris peace talks to end the Vietnam War. Then, the Communists made promises they subsequently broke just so the U.S. could save face during its withdrawal. We can expect Iran to meddle in this as it is meddling in Iraq, trying to destabilize that country after the U.S. pullout of combat troops.
The latest is the administration's outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. It is poised to win the coming election after we were assured by the State Department the Brotherhood would play a minor role. The president has named a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer, Ambassador Dan Benjamin, to head an upgraded bureau of counter-terrorism.
The radical Muslims will not be pacified. They must be defeated. The administration has no strategy for that.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: January 6, 2012