Monday, October 11, 2010

Our Afghan ally

They make believe they're telling us the truth, and we make believe we believe them.

For example, this week Afghanistan denied it's in high-level talks with the Taliban:
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's government Wednesday denied reports that secret high-level talks with the Taliban had begun, although signals from various quarters suggested that back-channel contacts with the insurgency were gathering momentum.

But, we announced this week that we support Afghanistan's talks with the Taliban:
President Barack Obama supports recent attempts by the Afghan government to open peace talks with Taliban leaders, but still wants the insurgents to renounce violence and their support of al-Qaida, the White House said Wednesday.

We are reduced to endorsing things our ally denies doing.

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