Talking to the Taliban now?

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    Seems like the direction is now toward diplomacy.

    What kind of message does that send?

    NATO will attack until you fight back really hard... then we'll use diplomacy?

    What sort of savages would do things like that, clearly in reverse order to common sense?
     
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    We have a much better bargaining position now.
     
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    How so? After we deposed them, bombed the country and spent a lot of money we are in a weaker position. What can we threaten or offer besides a quick exit, now?
     
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    Make no mistake about it. The warlords run Afghanistain.

    Most warlords are symphathetic to the Taliban.

    Because when the U.S. and NATO leave the country.

    The Taliban will still be there.
     
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    Well---there's always wiping out the poppies.
     
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    Ha! But the Taliban did that before, and I assume if they were to rule again the poppies would be gone again.

    Even if we threatened destruction of their farmland, which I think is a war crime - we really have no cards to play.
     
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    no worries--everything is going to change.
     
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    No matter who gets elected there won't be much diplomacy it seems... then again, there is very little money in peacemaking.
     
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    So, another NATO airstrike and another bunch of dead innocent people.
    We are creating ideal conditions for violent retribution. Which seems counter to any 'war on terrorism'. If in fact such a thing exists.
     
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    Gurdari

    This is a personal question so I want you to feel absolutely free to ignore it.

    Are you an Indian immigrant living in North America?
     

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