Clinton: We're ready to negotiate with Mullah Omar

Yes, but the question is why would the Taliban leader want to negotiate with us? We're on our way out. Obama has said so, regardless of what the situation on the ground might be. All Omar has to do is wait a few years and Afghanistan will fall right back into his lap. The Telegraph: Her comments been taken as a significant shift in American policy from moves to divide the Taliban-led insurgency and isolate Mullah Omar, the man who sheltered Osama bin Laden as he plotted the September 11 attacks, to an acknowledgement of his leadership. It follows the disclosure earlier this month that American officials had met leaders of the Haqqani Network, the powerful Taliban faction blamed for some of the most devastating attacks on American and Nato forces in Afghanistan, including last month's attack on the US embassy in Kabul in which seven were killed and 19 wounded. Earlier this week the faction's commander Sirajuddin Haqqani warned Washington that only the Quetta Shura, led by Mullah Omar,...(Read Full Post)