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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Actually, our military should have been exclusively in Afghanistan to begin with and should have left Iraq out of the equation.
    I agree with you there.
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    If talk is the answer, why didn't they try that in the beginning??
    Ask Jimmy Carter. Nice, caring and wonderful man. Sucky former President who thought he could talk our adversaries out of anything.

    The man was all about 'talk', yet peace talks have always had limited successes.

    I digress....

    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.
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    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.
    Obama is going to pull US troops out of Afghanistan in 2011 (the same year that Canadian troops are pulling out), presumably the rest of the alliance will leave at the same time. 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.
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    Obama is going to pull US troops out of Afghanistan in 2011 (the same year that Canadian troops are pulling out), presumably the rest of the alliance will leave at the same time. 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.
    I would not hold my breath on that one.....
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    Obama is going to pull US troops out of Afghanistan in 2011
    Like he said he'd pull combatants out of Gitmo? And he seems to be quivering on his decision to bring KSM to NYC. What he says means nothing, we don't know that he's going to pull troops.

    (the same year that Canadian troops are pulling out), presumably the rest of the alliance will leave at the same time.
    Canadians doing hero work in Afghanistan, clearly our closest allies with the Brits and Australians even.

    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.
    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."
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Canadians doing hero work in Afghanistan, clearly our closest allies with the Brits and Australians even.
    Thanks, as a Canadian I appreciate that statement.
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Power-sharing is a sign of weakness, and the Taliban will take advantage of it.
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I would not hold my breath on that one.....
    It won't happen. First off, we can't seem to handle the war correctly to bring conclusion. Second, Obama is not going to yank us out of an area we have no business being in. He's going to continue the status quo, which is the establishment of forever war.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Ask Jimmy Carter. Nice, caring and wonderful man. Sucky former President who thought he could talk our adversaries out of anything.

    The man was all about 'talk', yet peace talks have always had limited successes.

    I digress....

    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.
    Peace talks with who? Terrorists we're working on exterminating? Shouldn't we rather focus on building up the government of Afghanistan and helping them develop the strengths they need to continue killing Taliban after we leave them on their own.

    "Peace" Talks when the battles aren't won, with an enemy avowed to your death, aren't wise or practical.

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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    Sounds like a sensible approach to me. Fighting has proven not to get us anywhere really, a viable political solution is necessary.




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