The more I think about it the more offended I am at the notion of Taliban war lords/terrorists setting foot on one of our nation’s more honored sites: Camp David.
Donald Trump reportedly — at least that’s what he has said — had planned to bring Taliban goons to Camp David to work out a peace deal between the terror group and U.S. diplomats. Then he canceled the meeting because of the Taliban’s involvement in a recent bombing that killed a U.S. serviceman, among other innocent victims.
Trump called it off on the spot. I don’t object to that decision, per se.
However, what is most objectionable is that he had planned to bring the monsters to this presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains.
The last great diplomatic victory at Camp David took place in the late 1970s, when President Carter played host to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to hammer out a peace agreement between those two ancient enemies. It turned out to be a monumental achievement reached by a head of state and a head of government in a setting hosted by another head of state.
Other presidents have played host to other heads of state and government over the years. Camp David — which President Eisenhower renamed after his grandson, David Eisenhower — has served as a place where presidents get to know their international colleagues in a more intimate and casual setting than the White House.
The idea that a new U.S. head of state would “welcome” the Taliban to that hallowed place is offensive on its face.
I need not chronicle what the Taliban have done to their victims as they pervert their Islamic religion in the name of pure evil.
Suffice to say that these are seriously bad actors who have no justification taking part in any sort of activity where such history has occurred.