Canada. Who’d a thunk it? Those Conservatives sure are, er, troglodytes in the Crvena Zvezda’s madly spinning reportorial world. What would the Red Star’s reporters have written if Prime Minister Harper had said these things?
So I want the…people to understand that we have a clear and focused goal: to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and to prevent their return to either country in the future. That’s the goal that must be achieved. That is a cause that could not be more just. And to the terrorists who oppose us, my message is the same: We will defeat you
There is an uncompromising core of the Taliban. They must be met with force, and they must be defeated [emphasis added]. But there are also those who’ve taken up arms because of coercion, or simply for a price. These Afghans must have the option to choose a different course…