Following the latest Taliban threat, Ankara has made an announcement today, exhibiting the maturity of every respectable state in the world. Here is today's statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry: "Sometimes, we, the Western allies, may have different opinions. However, such a divergence is always concluded with an agreement, as a result of the Western culture of compromise. Rasmussen was unanimously chosen as the next Secretary-General of NATO. So we condemn the latest statement of the Taliban, backing our prospective Secretary-General."