by Justin Podur | Floated for three years, reconciliation with the Taliban is now official policy in Afghanistan, endorsed by US Secretary of State John Kerry in his joint press conference with President Karzai two days ago. The Taliban plan to open an office in Qatar and come out into the open. Ultimately, perhaps the Taliban will join the government and appear in Parliament like the other warlords. Read article.
[The late Jack Layton was slandered with the name “Taliban Jack” by the Conservatives for merely suggesting talks with the Taliban. Will the Tories have the gall to tar the Americans with the same brush, or do they only like slandering Canadian progressives?]