2011 May 17 Tuesday
US Negotiating Afghanistan Withdrawal With Taliban

Peace with honor.

The administration has accelerated direct talks with the Taliban, initiated several months ago, that U.S. officials say they hope will enable President Obama to report progress toward a settlement of the Afghanistan war when he announces troop withdrawals in July.

A senior Afghan official said a U.S. representative attended at least three meetings in Qatar and Germany, one as recently as “eight or nine days ago,” with a Taliban official considered close to Mohammad Omar, the group’s leader.

A reporter should get Henry Kissinger on record with his views about this negotiation. Who is serving as the Taliban's Le Duc Tho and will he decline the Nobel Peace Prize? Will Obama share the Peace Prize with Mullah Omar?

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2011 May 17 11:48 PM  MidEast Afghanistan

Lono said at May 18, 2011 8:25 AM:

Soo funny soooo predictable.

We needed the troops moved to another front - so suddenly we got Bin Laden - actual evidence nonwithstanding...

And still the masses go baaaaaa....

Nothing to see here - move along - move along...

no i don't said at May 18, 2011 11:45 AM:

"Peace with honor."

Hmmm, I think the U.S. has lost its honor a long time ago, just like poor old stagnant Capitalism.

miles said at May 18, 2011 12:20 PM:

Afghanistan seems like the Montana or Idaho of the middle east. Its a sparsely populated place where a few extremists go to train/plan jihad. No oil there either.

Wahhabist propaganda seems to be spread most by the Saudis and Yemenis.

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