The dismissal can only be considered to have been dictated by emotion.
President Donald Trump has finally arrived at the conclusion that most Afghans had come to many months ago, when his special representative, Zalmay Khalilzad, began talks with the Taliban. “If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they [Read more]
Trump may have sandbagged these particular talks with his shenanigans. But eventually the Americans will pull out of Afghanistan. Just as they pulled out of Vietnam. They lost this war a long time ago. All they need do now is admit it.
No matter the nonsense the Trump White House is peddling about a Taliban that can be trusted not to harbour anti-American jihadist outfits like al-Qaida again, Afghans are under no illusions