Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Afghanistan: Negotiating with a fake

If it sounded too good to be true, that's because it apparently was. Afghan officials and Western diplomats acknowledged Tuesday that a man claiming to be a senior Taliban leader, who was flown to the Afghan capital in a NATO aircraft for talks this year, was almost certainly an impostor.

The incident was an embarrassment for Western military intelligence and for the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, both of whom were at least temporarily taken in by the ruse.

Our fake democratic, fake ally Karzai was negotiating our defeat with a fake Taliban official.

Things are going so badly in Afghanistan that we can't even find the right guy to accept our surrender.

Of course, this story got less coverage than the "Dancing with the Stars" cheating allegations.

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