Feb 01 2010
Your friends may start wondering just who’s side you’re on. In Afghanistan, Karzai’s plan to bribe the Taliban into submission may just alienate everyone else in the country. I’ve noted the comments of our Ambassador to Afghanistan about this plan on the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Commmittee site:
“There’s no point developing some kind of a fund to which former insurgents are eligible if we’re not equally providing support to Afghans who are not part of the insurgency now,” he said.
“So we don’t want to create the impression that somehow if you’re a member of the insurgency that you would be uniquely be able to benefit from the fund.”
* Talking to the Taliban/ANA Update
A More Appropriate Way to Reach Out to the Taliban