Thursday, November 22, 2007

Karzai Cozies Up To Taliban

With the Taliban insurgents said to be spreading throughout the Afghanistan countryside, Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he's in almost daily contact with the insurgents.

"Only this week I've had more than five or six major contacts, approaches, by the leadership of the Taliban trying to find out if they can come back to Afghanistan,” Karzai told reporters.

Of course it's not clear why the Taliban would be reaching out to Karzai for permission to "come back to Afghanistan." According to the Senlis Council the Taliban have already come back to Afghanistan in a big way and are closing in on Kabul.

By the way, here's a picture of another Karzai, Hamid's brother Ahmad, said to be a big wheel in the opium trade. Ahmad is shown meeting with notorious warlord Gul Agha. Nice, very nice.

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