October 14, 2012

Naiveté: Afghanistan's Latest Victim

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

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It is possible, one supposes, for the electoral process to become fair, for a transition to take place to a properly elected democratic government that will negotiate with the insurgents for peace and stability after NATO departs. Certainly, there will be no negotiations as long as NATO remains, because neither the Americans nor the Taliban want talks. Afghans will eventually have to sort out things for themselves, whatever that will mean.

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