When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Pay Off the Enemy

Maybe we’ve found something on which Obama can spend his Peace Prize winnings:

The Obama administration is considering outbidding the Taliban to persuade Afghan villagers to lay down arms as it struggles to find a new approach to a war that is fast losing public and congressional support.

Despite five war councils in two weeks, President Barack Obama has so far failed to come up with a strategy for the conflict that may define his presidency. Fierce infighting continues between his own generals and advisers.

We need look no further than Detroit for evidence that handing out free money does little to calm people down and quell the violence and strife, but I digress.

GatewayPundit sums up the possibility of paying off Taliban fighters this way: When you believe that the Taliban is only fighting the infidels to put food on their table, this makes perfect sense.

The problem is in Obama’s world view. Barack Obama has stated that terrorism is the result of lack of education, abject hopelessness and poverty, which is quickly debunked simply by looking at an arrest that occurred over the weekend.

Adlène Hicheur was a physicist who was educated at Stanford University and who was working at the Hadron Collider on the Swiss-French border. He’s admitted to being an Al Qaeda mole. He’s highly educated, and certainly not poor. We could hardly argue that Osama Bin Laden is poor, and those terrorists who flew planes into buildings on 9/11 weren’t poverty-stricken and uneducated either.

Giving America-haters cash is simply funding the future endeavors of America-haters. Sun Tzu wrote that it’s wise to “understand the enemy.” On this point, Obama either fails, or worse yet, feigns ignorance because the truth is counter to his global agenda.

Money can be used for lots of things, such as buying information, but it can’t buy you love. Even the Beatles knew that.


Author: Doug Powers

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