Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
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.
Um, that's exactly what we've been doing since 2003. The Afghan gov't is corrupt, and through corruption and incompetence the Afghan police and military are a joke.

"Peace" Talks when the battles aren't won, with an enemy avowed to your death, aren't wise or practical.
Frankly, I don't think you know what you're talking about. As I said before, this is not a conventional war! There isn't some army standing out there in the open for us to blow up. The Taliban are Afghans and Pakistanis, who can blend in with the population.