Instead of Obama continuing to dither on Afghanistan, Obama should follow the advice of India.
This comes from IndiaTimes –
India to overlook Karzai taint, Krishna to attend inauguration
18 Nov 2009, 0542 hrs IST, Nirmala Ganapathy, ET Bureau
NEW DELHI: In a show of support for the Afghan government, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will travel to Kabul to attend President Hamid ….
…Further, India has been urging the international community to continue with the current course in Afghanistan and warned that any change of direction could result in instability in Afghanistan. Even as US President Barack Obama debates sending more troops to Afghanistan, New Delhi has warned that failure to act against Taliban and Al Qaeda could destabilize the region.The issue of Afghanistan is expected to be an important part of the talks when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets President Obama in Washington next week.
But the one issue on which India disagrees with the US and others on Afghanistan is over negotiating with the moderate Taliban. India has continued to say that there is no good or bad Taliban. This is a position that was supported on Monday by visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, who said it was a mistake to negotiate with the Taliban. “ You are sending misguided signals when you are fighting with someone and negotiating at the same time,’’ he said.
Larry Sinclair’s Journey –
Around 12:00 noon, Nov. 18, 2009, Larry Sinclair put the following on his twitter page –
Here’s the story Larry’s referring to in Globe –
Author Larry Sinclair, who insists he had sex and did cocaine with Barack Obama, is taking his campaign for revenge to Congress – and insiders say furious the First Lady vows to crush him! GLOBE bares all the details of the bitter battle in an exclusive you can’t afford to miss.
Excellent news Mr. Sinclair! (or should I say future Congressman Sinclair)
Army Fear of Gov. Sarah Palin Support –
From Atlas Shrugs:
Thursday, November 19, 2009This is today’s Army: NO PRESS ALLOWED FOR PALIN EVENT, SHUTTING DOWN CRITICISM OF THE GREAT “O”It’s a conspiracy for goodness sale. Imagine if they tried to pull this fascist garbage with Bush (remember the call of the Democrats? Busk Fush!)Army fears anti-Obama politics at Palin event Yahoo.com hat tip Pamela
RALEIGH, N.C. – The U.S. Army plans to prevent media from covering Sarah Palin’s appearance at Fort Bragg, fearing the event will turn into political grandstanding against President Barack Obama, officials said Thursday.
Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum told The Associated Press that the military post’s garrison commander and other Army officials had decided to keep media away from Palin’s book signing, which will not include a speech. He said the Army did not want the Monday event to become a platform to express political opinions “directed against the commander in chief.”
“The main reason is to stop this from turning into a political platform,” he said. “There are Army regulations that basically prohibit military reservations from becoming political platforms by politicians.”
He said only one politician can use that platform, “and that person does it as our commander in chief.”
Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, has already agreed not to give a speech at Fort Bragg, McCollum said. Officials said Palin will only sign her books at the event and will not stop to pose for photographs or personalize the books.
But McCollum worried that Palin’s supporters might use the media to express political opinions from the sprawling military installation that serves as a base for some 35,000 soldiers….Continue Reading