“As a soldier, my personal feeling is that there’s been enough fighting,” said McChrystal.
“I believe that a political solution to all conflicts is the inevitable outcome. And it’s the right outcome,” he added.
Apparently our “ally” Karzai has no problem with kissing up to the Taliban either. The Taliban will use any talks just as Hamas and Hezbollah does with Israel. They will use them to stall, and regroup. A few questions that come to mind here are, do US “leaders” have the will to win? The other question is, does Karzai support the Islamist group over America? I think that the answers are clear. No more nation building please.
Afghan held peace talks with captured Taliban boss
By DEB RIECHMANN and KATHY GANNON
KABUL – Afghan officials say the Afghan government was holding secret talks with the Taliban’s No. 2 when he was captured last month in Pakistan.
A close aide to President Hamid Karzai says the arrest infuriated the Afghan leader. It also raised the question of whether the United States is willing to back peace discussions with top Taliban leaders who harbored the al-Qaida terrorists behind the Sept. 11 attacks.
Karzai’s aide says the president “was very angry” when he heard that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was picked up by the Pakistanis with an assist from U.S. intelligence.
The confidante, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of their sensitive nature, says Baradar had also “given a green light” to participating in a three-day peace assembly that Karzai is hosting next month.