John on August 21, 2007 at 11:25 pm
Back in 2005 Germany held secret talks with members of the Taliban. A few Western intel agencies were informed but no one else. After 3 days, the Germans couldn’t even determine if the people they’d flown in were really authorized to speak for Mullah Omar. Further talks were put on a shelf. Since that time, the Taliban has increased bomb attacks on US and German soldiers.
We’re seeing the same thing out of our lightly publicized talks with Iran now, not to mention some more highly publicized ones that are a disaster waiting to happen. One gets the impression that talking to Islamic fanatics is a waste of breath.
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