Afghan convention calls for withdrawal of foreign troops, cease-fire with Taliban

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    One more reason why we should get the heck out of there. Now!


    We’ve spent more than 15 years and too much blood for a people who will never, ever change they way they live and govern themselves.


    A convention of regional Afghan leaders adopted a road-map on Friday for peace talks with the Taliban that includes a call for the withdrawal of foreign troops and a cease-fire during the holy month of Ramadan.

    The traditional gathering of elders — known as Loya Jirga — began [last] Monday with more than 3,200 politicians, tribal heads and prominent members of society to hammer out a shared strategy for future negotiations with the Taliban.

    The five-day talks resulted in a 23-point list meant to express what the Afghan people want out of any talks with the insurgents. The body’s decisions are not legally binding but carry great political significance.

    The convention’s demands include calls for the Afghan government to create a timeline for the “responsible withdrawal” of foreign forces from the country.

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