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.http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/07/world/la-fg-afghan-taliban-20101007
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.http://www.wtop.com/?nid=116&sid=2071066
We are reduced to endorsing things our ally denies doing.