WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon would not support a reconciliation effort with Taliban chief Mullah Omar, a spokesman said Wednesday. Geoff Morrell, the Pentagon Press Secretary, said such an initiative would ultimately be up to the Afghan government but he did not believe "that anybody in this building would support the notion of reconciling with people with that kind of blood on their hands". Morrell said there was no inconsistency between Defence Secretary Robert Gates and either President Barack Obama or Vice-President Joe Biden. "We are fully supportive of any efforts undertaken by the government of Afghanistan to try to reconcile with members of the Taliban who are willing to accept the democratic will of the people of Afghanistan, which has elected this government," he said. He said they should be willing to work with the government in Kabul, put down their arms "or at least turn their arms away from that government and our forces there."