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U.S. Plans Push For Peace Talks With Taliban

January 12, 2012 by  

U.S. Plans Push For Peace Talks With Taliban

The U.S. has planned a major push for next week to jump-start peace talks with the Taliban, senior officials from the President Barack Obama Administration said.

The Wall Street Journal reported that this would be one of the first signs of progress toward a negotiated end to the war in Afghanistan. This news came amid the release of a potentially embarrassing video showing U.S. troops urinating on the corpses of Afghan insurgents.

According to the news outlet, Marc Grossman, the U.S. special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, will meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul to seek his approval for America to resume negotiations with representatives from the Taliban.

The Journal reported that senior Obama Administration officials said that the prospective confidence-building measures include the establishment of a political office for the Taliban in Qatar, a statement from the group distancing itself from international terrorism and the trasnfer of up to five militants held in Guantanamo Bay.

The New York Times reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noted the Administration was “still in the preliminary stages of testing whether this can be successful.”

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  • cawmun cents

    Yep.
    Try to patch up the wounds.
    Perhaps they will heal.
    But who are they trying to please?
    Are you backing out like was done in Viet Nam?
    After the gubment sent all our troops to be killed,now suddenly they want peace so things can go back to how they were before we arrived in Afghanistan?
    IMHO,that is like saying those who fought there died for nothing.
    The real condition is thst when politicians and foreign diplomats get together to conspire to do nothing,often it gets done.
    Some of us have an idea of why our troops were there,but that doesnt seem like it is a plausible excuse now.When all is said and done gets put by the wayside for political gain,you have to ask yourself:
    Why did this ever need to happen?
    What was in this action that was beneficial to the United States of America?
    Were we acting under the guide of some other political entity?
    If we bug out now and things go right back to how they were before we sent our troops into battle there,when will the families who sacrificed their sons and daughters be compensated?
    Is it another condition of acting like you wanted to do something about the plight of people in foreign countries who are being persecuted,but the price is too high,so you just leave things to fester after you created the wounds?

    Folks,we need to hold with contempt those who bring these actions,yet will not stay in them for the duration.That means going from who called for these actions,to those who wish to back out of them.
    Republicans and Democrats.
    Putting a stop to war is an honorable trait.
    But after having administrated during time of war,to stop without seeing your objectives met is ludicrous.We need to band together to see that this doesnt happen again.
    How?
    By moving to elect a president that wants to bring back the sanity to our system of government.
    In the course of human events,it is the only sane ploy to make.
    One candidate fits that bill.
    Ron Paul 2012.
    -CC.

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