The 9/11 terrorist attacks were one of the worst events in American history. Yet the Taliban shouldn't be blamed for the scenario. Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attacks, is dead. It is time to leave behind the warmongering and start negotiating. Enough American blood has been spilled on the account of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Peace should have happened years ago.
Taliban are a dying organization. We have an incredible upper hand. However, for the sake of Afghanistan and Pakistan, in which the Taliban is blocking peace and modernization from blooming, negotiation might be our only tool. Do it too much, and 12 years if war are wasted, but at one point the gun has done it's job, and the pen and hand must create real peace
I think our government plays both sides in the end. We control the enemy as much as we control our side. The state needed an enemy to pin the terror attacks they created on so that we'd accept the need to go to war, and the Taliban fit the bill nicely. So yeah I think we should negotiate and probably will eventually since we basically run both sides of the war coin in my opinion.
merican officials don't scramble to contain the fallout from an appalling video showing Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters, they posted it in order to induce the sympathy from American public to Taliban which wants Afghanistan and any other country they could control to revert to Dark Ages. We created this monster fighting communists in Afghanistan and now we are loosing both the war and an interest in this country. Why bother, they don't have petroleum and we killed Osama. The U.S. intelligence community says in a secret new assessment that the war in Afghanistan is mired in stalemate, and warns that security gains from an increase in American troops have been undercut by pervasive corruption, incompetent governance and Taliban fighters operating from neighboring Pakistan, according to U.S. officials.
The Taliban is a radical Islamic organization. They will provide safe haven to terrorists against the USA and other democratic nations. The US defeated the Taliban and now intends to negotiate with them in a foreign country. This will undo what the US forces have been doing for the last 10 years. All those countless lives lost in vain and all the billions of $ down the drain. We need to support Karzai and his civilian government. NOT Taliban and its handler the ISI of Pakistan.
These are the same people that just last year claimed US citizens would not be safe in Afghanistan.
These are the same people who claim anyone that is not Islamic is an infidel. No, we should not negotiate, we should blow that damn building up like they did ours. (I dont actually mean that, just pissed that we are even willing to talk to these people).
Where were you guys 13 years ago?
I feel that to negotiate with terrorists is a losing battle. What they ultimately want is power and control. Any negotiations would involve giving them something that would ultimately help them to achieve their goals.
They have repeatedly shown that they can not be trusted and are not and do not want to be allies with the United States. I believe that the ideology of the Talibans make negotiations impossible and a mistake for the United States.
It might be worth a try, but I don't think the Taliban is really going to be amenable to negotiation with the United States. Even less likely is that any deal actually made would be upheld in good faith by both sides. There is just too much extremism to be found on the Taliban side, and too much bad blood on both sides, for any kind of deal to work out.