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Talking to the Taliban

October 1, 2008

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has created a new dilemma for the Bush administration – and possibly the next U.S. President – by advocating peace talks with the Taliban, one of the initial targets of George W. Bush’s “war on terror.”

Karzai is recognizing that the Taliban and its allies are inflicting serious harm on forces of the Afghan governments and NATO. Meanwhile, the United States, which is bogged down in Iraq, is having trouble beefing up its forces in Afghanistan.

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Journalist and author Eric Margolis sees logic in Karzai’s thinking, adding that "there will never be stability in Afghanistan until the largest ethnic group is brought into the political process." is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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