The Taliban’s classic Taliban-like behavior, hmm, raises questions

James P. writes:

The NYT headline:

Beheadings Raise Doubts That Taliban Have Changed

Public beheadings of people because they were using cell phones are only enough to cause the NYT to “doubt” that the Taliban are “reasonable negotiating partners” and not the same brutal thugs they were in 2001. I wonder, what would it take to create certainty on this score?

“The Taliban spokesman responsible for southern Afghanistan could not be reached for comment on the beheadings there.”

Ha. The Taliban might well have said the act speaks for itself.

LA replies:

But at least the Times didn’t say that it was “shocked” by the beheadings.

(That’s an extremely dry joke, and also in very bad taste.)

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 01, 2012 11:00 AM | Send

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