Wednesday, December 16, 2009

US silent on Taliban's al-Qaeda offer

By Gareth Porter
Asia Times

"The administration of United States President Barack Obama has made no official response to an offer from the Taliban that they would give "legal guarantees" not to allow Afghanistan to be used for attacks on other countries by outsiders - namely, al-Qaeda - in exchange for the withdrawal of all foreign forces. This silence leaves the door open for Washington to still negotiate a deal....."

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