Negotiating with our enemies as an alternative to mass murder and / or a permanent occupation of Afghanistan (ask the Russians and the British how it worked for them) is a sensible alternative. I was frankly surprised that Donald Trump thought it was a good idea. Positive proof that even a broken clock is right twice a day.
We also know that Taliban leaders can not control their own extremists any more than Republicans and Democrats can control their own extremists. Should other countries refuse to meet us because we have morons who shoot at synagogues and schools?
It is time for us to bring those troops home and spend billions of dollars on taxes to reintegrate into our own society and let the Afghans determine their own destiny. We should, however, offer the Afghans who have worked for us the opportunity to come with us because their loyalty will lead to their probable assassination.
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