According to the former Pakistani president, such steps are “the only solution to extremism, even if they did not succeed completely.” Interesting: the only solution to “extremism” is to give it what it wants? “Musharraf says U.S. needs to talk with Taliban to resolve Afghan issue,” from the International News, March 2:
LAHORE: A troop surge will not solve the Afghanistan issue, and the US will have to initiate dialogue to achieve peace, General (r) Pervez Musharraf said on Sunday.
During an interview with a British media, he said the international community had criticised him for negotiating with the Taliban in the Tribal Areas, but now the US would have to sign similar agreements with Afghan chieftains.
He said such accords were the only solution to extremism, even if they did not succeed completely. Comparing the war against terror to cutting the leaves off a tree, Musharraf said no matter how many leaves the US cut, more would grow, Online reported.
Here’s a more “epic” analogy.