Something to get you all pissed off on this 4th day of the new years... You can read the full story for yourselves here but I'll C/P a bit of the story below The American Spectator : Will President Obama Fool America Again? To paraphrase Pete Townshend of The Who, "Meet the new year; same as the old year. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /> That was my reaction to Andy McCarthy's New Year's Eve article at National Review Online about President Obama recruiting Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi to mediate secret peace talks between the United States and the Taliban. As McCarthy notes Qaradawi issued a fatwa exhorting Muslims to kill U.S. troops in Iraq. For President Obama to ask Qaradawi to act in America's interests in Afghanistan would be like asking Hell's Angels to provide security at a White House concert; asking Michael Vick to take Bo out for a walk or asking Jerry Sandusky to babysit your prepubescent children. But even if Obama hadn't sought out Qaradawi that still leaves the secret negotiations with the Taliban. The idea that our armed forces spent more than ten years fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan only for President Obama to legitimize and leave with them in power in the vain hope that they, like the Muslim Brotherhood, will become a largely secular organization, is an insult to our troops' duty, heroism, and sacrifice. It would be like our forces leaving Japan with Tojo still in power after bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Then again, it was President Obama who wanted to apologize to Japan for Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2009. Fortunately, the Japanese government had the good sense to put the kibosh on such impropriety and imprudence.