Taliban may gain official control over Southeast Afghanistan

That’s apparently part of a peace deal being proposed by Afghan President Karzai. If this ends the war faster then so be it. I’m no defender of the Taliban, but I’m also no supporter of Karzai. And I certainly don’t favor continued US military involvement in Afghanistan.

This really goes to show how utterly pointless this war has been. We’ve been told for over a decade that the American government must install democracy in Afghanistan while also keeping the Taliban from reemerging. This is a vital national security concern we were told. Candidate Obama even criticized Republicans and Hillary Clinton for not focusing more on Afghanistan. As Obomber’s second term begins, the US continues to support a corrupt president there whose latest election was a fraud and who now wants to cede control of part of the country to the dreaded Taliban.

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