A baffling story in the Telegraph today, which either is a further example of the underrated chucklesome sense of humour amongst Islamic terrorists, or evidence of an alarming level of Lib Dem interest by the Taliban. Or both. I quote:
“It will obviously be difficult for David Cameron to sell a deal with the Taliban when British troops are dying in Helmand. It will be equally difficult for the Taliban to sell negotiating with the so-called infidels. But a narrative is needed that is acceptable to both sides.”
Making reference to the Coalition and the political relationship between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, one of the Taliban members dismissed rumours of division within the Quetta Shura.
The leader responsible for military affairs, Qayum Zakir, challenged the group’s coalition from within, but only to a “tolerable extent”.
“We think of Zakir as Nick Clegg,” he said.
My personal take is that Qayim Zakir is almost certainly smarter and better informed than Cleggy, and more moderate in his political outlook than most of the Lib Dems. He could be an asset to the coalition in these difficult times.
I suppose a swap is out of the question?