Afghan President Says He Welcomes Taliban Talks With Obama

March 8, 2009

Afghanistan (ChattahBox) – Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said that he welcomes President Obama’s call for reconciliation with the moderate Taliban members who have been isolated from the main extremist group.

Obama made the call for such action after he made it clear that the current war effort is not working, and that it will take more then troops and force to settle such a gaping divide between peoples.

“There may be some comparable opportunities in Afghanistan and in the Pakistani region,” he said. “But the situation in Afghanistan is, if anything, more complex.”

According to Karzai, there are many opportunities for the West to take advantage of the many who have been left alienated and unhappy by the decisions of the local extremist tribes, although filtering them out with those that cannot be reasoned with will be a difficult task.

Obama has also announced his plans to add about 17,000 troops to the region, in an attempt to stabilize a war effort that has been largely ignored by the White House since the Bush Administration first turned it’s attention to Iraq.


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