Monday, October 13, 2008
And Its 1 .. 2.. 3.. What Are We Fightin' For?
Afghan "President" Hamid Karzai is trying to make a deal with the Taliban through his brother Qayoun [right]
The next step in saving the Afghans from themselves apparently takes the form of trying to work out a deal with the Taliban. So all these NATO troops have died to accomplish exactly what? Decreasing the representation of the Taliban in the "government" (joke that it is) of Afdumpistan?
"Afghan president offers Taliban a role in governing country
President Hamid Karzai has offered Taliban leaders the possibility of positions in his government if they agree to a peace deal which could bring fighting to an end.
By Nick Meo in Kabul
Last Updated: 7:03PM BST 11 Oct 2008
The offer was made through his brother Qayoun at a secret meeting in Saudi Arabia of which Britain was aware.
Britain has been encouraging the Kabul government to talk to its Taliban enemies for more than two years and the Americans are thought to be coming round to the idea of a deal which would end the costly war in Afghanistan.
But The Sunday Telegraph has learned that the allies would insist that the Taliban would have to split with al-Qaeda and provide information on international terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan as the price of a deal. ..."
Yeah, lottsa luck with that.