Saturday, July 9, 2011

Defeat in Afghanistan by another name

British Prime Minister David Cameron urged the Taliban Tuesday to follow the lead of former militants in Northern Ireland and join the political process to end the Afghan war.

. . . At a news conference with Karzai, Cameron said Britain's experience of drawing Irish Republican Army terrorists into Northern Ireland's political process could guide Afghanistan's own efforts to reconcile Taliban insurgents.

Cameron's message to the Taliban: "Stop killing. Stop bombing. Stop fighting. Put down your weapons. Join the political process and you can be part of the future of this country."

We invaded Afghanistan in order to dislodge the Taliban-led government.

Now, we're begging the Taliban to rejoin the government so that we can leave.

What did we accomplish?

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