The man was all about 'talk', yet peace talks have always had limited successes.
While I don't think we should consider never trying peace talks, there comes a point in time that one should realize that some countries (leaders) cannot be reasoned with, rendering any sort of "talks" pointless.
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice....shame on me.
"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. I say enjoy the show, don't take it seriously." - George Carlin
Canadians doing hero work in Afghanistan, clearly our closest allies with the Brits and Australians even.(the same year that Canadian troops are pulling out), presumably the rest of the alliance will leave at the same time.
You can imagine a Taliban or al-Qaeda fighter dug in some hole fearing a Predator drone at any given second eating goat for the fifth night in a row, wiht a side dish of cave moss saying the exact same thing. "We haven't defeated or gotten the infidel out of the ME, we haven't defeated the Western powers and it looks like we never will."It's coming down to the wire, something has to be sorted out, since we have not defeated the Taliban and it doesn't look likely that we will.
It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.
Power-sharing is a sign of weakness, and the Taliban will take advantage of it.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
"Peace" Talks when the battles aren't won, with an enemy avowed to your death, aren't wise or practical.