Talking with the Taliban?

In today’s National Post, Terry Glavin has a short article about how former mujahideen leader Bernahuddin Rabbani is warning against Karzai’s plans to engage in talks with what he (Karzai) has called his “Taliban brothers.” Worth your time is the longer backstory to the piece, which Glavin has on his blog.

Also, for those keen on withdrawing militarily from Afghanistan in order to jump-start talks with the Taliban, the current issue of Commentary has a piece looking at what happened the last time the Americans tried that. “Taking Tea with the Taliban” explores the rather feckless attempts by the Clinton administration to get the Taliban to follow through on its commitment to not allow terrorists to operate out of Afghanistan, and to keep a muzzle on bin Laden.

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