Clinton: Taliban must choose war or peace

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning the Taliban and other extremists in Afghanistan they must choose between war and peace as the U.S. increases military pressure on them.

Amid an escalating crisis with Pakistan that complicates the Obama Administration's War Strategy, Washington is trying to focus on Afghan political reconciliation and regional support to help stop Afghanistan from backsliding. The U.S. plans to begin withdrawing troops this summer.

Clinton was outlining the approach in a speech Friday. She's also expected to formally announce that retired Diplomat Marc Grossman will succeed the late Richard Holbrooke as the administration's Afghanistan-Pakistan point man.

In the speech, Clinton is to say that Afghan reconciliation is key to lasting stability and challenge the Taliban to break with Al-Qaida and rejoin society.
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  • by Ralph Location: GJ on Mar 6, 2011 at 07:31 AM
    Sarah Palin not only has a brain, she has guts and common sense. Thats something the liberals can't even buy with all the money they have stolen from the Amweican people.
  • by John in GJ on Mar 4, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    Talk about brain dead. Let's make Sarah Palin the new secretary of state. She can see Russia from where she lives! Hey new reality show: "Sarah Palin Secretary of State".
  • by Grumpy Location: Mesa County on Mar 2, 2011 at 07:46 AM
    Note to Hillary: They made that decision years before you were even a mere governors wife. Perhaps a more aware person would have been a better choice for the position this brain dead twit currently holds?
  • by Red Location: Grand Junction on Feb 28, 2011 at 07:22 AM
    I believe the Taliban has already chosen. They bankrupted Russia and are well on the way to bankrupting the USA. The only way to defeat extremist is to kill them, educate the children and breed with the women. As soon as we get Obumer out of office we can get a real Sec. of State that has a realistic view of the world instead of believing the world subcribes to her "politically correct opinions".
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