Friday, 30 May 2008
Not Good To Talk
So this fellow reckons we could/should be 'talking to Al Qaeda'. Er, about what? What are the negotiable demands of a group that basically wants us all dead, and that, to all appearances, practises terrorism for its own sake. We can be sure that Al Qaeda, had it the nuclear firepower, would obliterate the US, the UK and whomever else they especially dislike. So what do we do - negotiate them down from a 100percent kill to, say, 80percent, maybe trading submission of the survivors to their particular brand of Islam in return for this concession? Sometimes it really isn't good to talk.