It still has me thinking and then giggling like a little girl that McCain keeps saying that the McCain administration wouldn’t talk to anyone as long as they were regarded as “terrorist”.
But as McCain lives in a world of about 10X6 and a bit sandy the world carries on and the real people get to talking or in the politic speak – diplomacy. And what, you may ask, is it that I am waffling on about?
LONDON, England (CNN) — In a groundbreaking meeting, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia recently hosted talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group, according to a source familiar with the talks.
While Mullah Omar was not present at the talks in Mecca, the source said the Taliban leader has made it clear he is no longer allied with al Qaeda — a position that has never been publicly stated but emerged at the talks.
It confirms what another source with an intimate knowledge of the Taliban and Mullah Omar has told CNN in the past.
During the talks, all parties agreed that the only solution to Afghanistan’s conflict is through dialogue, not fighting. The source described the Mecca talks as an ice-breaking meeting where expectations were kept necessarily low.
Remember way back when – the IRA were still murdering innocent people in the UK and a certain group in the US were helping them by giving them certain “donations”? Diplomacy was going on in the background to bring the NI troubles to and end. Even as those politicians were talking people and troops were dying – that is very tough diplomacy. After 9/11 that certain organisation was ‘closed down’. It did bring an end to the NI troubles because those involved with the discussions were motivated more, on both sides.
This is what is happening – even if McCain keeps saying it won’t happen under his watch – in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Neither of those countries want to carry on with a war that cannot be won.
This is the kind of diplomacy Barack Obama wants to bring forward but the American people are shielded from this because it isn’t politically correct, not PC, I mean real politically correct.
It is something that happens at diplomatic level all the time – it is normal to do this, but not in the world of McCain.
So – if you do hear McCain and Palin spouting how victory will happen here, there and every where – think back and you will see that the world is a lot more complicated than you think – and as you sleep at night there are thousands of those diplomats from all countries talking, talking and talking.
Not one problem that can be solved needs to be at the wrong end of a gun, bomb or and invasion force.