The Alliance of Self-Deception Success Can Only Come in Afghanistan If We Talk to the Radicals

The West wants to defeat the Taliban by paying off moderate fighters. What nonsense. Afghanistan's history shows that without giving the radicals a place at the table any effort at reconciliation is doomed to failure. Calls for an exit program underscore the helplessness of the NATO alliance.
Taliban fighters: Distinguishing between "moderate" and "radical" Islamists is nonsense.

Taliban fighters: Distinguishing between "moderate" and "radical" Islamists is nonsense.

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