IN IRAQ, WE DID NOT NEGOTIATE WITH QUAEDA/Many Sunnis understood that Qaeda attacks on ShiaWere intended to provoke slaughter vs. Sunni(outnumbered 3 to 1) So many Sunnis turned against Qaeda. We have no such opportunity in Afgh—

Everyone says we should admit Taliban

Into Afgh govt. But there IS now no real Afghan govt/Taliban would take over. They’ll take over anywayIn all the districts we’re going to abandonTo protect 10 big cities.

Why should they negotiate?