NEGOTIATING WITH ENEMY? IRAQ VS.AFGH
posted at 11/17/2009 5:00 PM EST
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 TalibanInto 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?