What kind of message do you think President Obama sends to the terrorists when he’s willing to sit down with them in a diplomatic way?
Here is Obama in a speech talking about how he needs to push through negotiations.
Rep. Mike Rogers said on Tuesday that it was not a good idea for the United States to begin talks with the Taliban toward a negotiated peace in Afghanistan.
“There hasn’t been much consultation with Congress about reopening the office in Qatar and then recognizing them other than what we’ve read in the media, which is concerning enough,” Rogers, the Michigan Republican who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Sean Hannity on Fox News.
The White House said earlier Tuesday that talks with the Taliban would begin on Thursday in Doha, the Qatari capital, in hopes of reaching a negotiated peace settlement to end 12 years of bloody and expensive strife between American-led forces and the insurgents.
President Barack Obama said U.S. combat operations would not cease and — and his remarks came amid news reports that four U.S. troops were killed in an attack on Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan.
“This is an organization, the Taliban, that has closed over 500 children’s schools — we can’t have those kids getting educated — and by the way, the majority of those are girls’ schools,” Rogers told Hannity. “The same organization that poisoned girls, little girls, to prove the point that they didn’t believe that girls should get an education.”