The U.S. went into Afghanistan to topple the Taliban. Now the Taliban will be participating in the government. We are close to being back where we started in 2002.
“US commander signals peace talks with Taliban,” from the BBC, January 25 (thanks to Mackie):
Nato’s top commander in Afghanistan has said increased troop levels could bring a negotiated peace with the Taliban.
US Gen Stanley McChrystal told the UK’s Financial Times newspaper that there had been “enough fighting”.
He said a political solution in all conflicts was “inevitable”. His remarks came as the top UN envoy in Kabul said it was time to talk to the militants….