The Lib/Tal pact: the Taliban have heard of Nick Clegg.

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?

Clegg akbar!
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One thought on “The Lib/Tal pact: the Taliban have heard of Nick Clegg.

  1. I’ve always adhered to the rule that you judge someone by what they do rather than what they say. I make no apologies for being judgemental, by the way. It seems to be very un-PC, but that, in my eyes, is proof of its natural human attribute.

    It has applied to politics, for me, since the time of Harold Wilson, and a good yardstick it has been.

    Clegg raises an interesting anomaly. Incapable of doing anything, is he worth judging? Well, no, in one sense. But then this is politics, and there he sits, a deadweight on the scale, tipping it out of balance out of all proportion to his mandate by the public.

    So, what are we to make of a politician that spouts the rubbish that has been put into his head by his advisers who seek to “position” him to his – in their eyes – best advantage? Since he is incapable of action, we must judge his words and here we find that no-one – not Clegg, not his advisers, not Lib-Dems, not MPs, not the public – think that he is of any importance at all.

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