Karzai Admits Afghan-Taliban Peace Talks In Tentative Progress
October 11, 2010
Afghanistan (ChattahBox) – After repeatedly denying that the Afghan government was speaking with the Taliban about an official peace treaty, President Hamid Karzai has admitted that they have been in talks for some time to come up with a tentative solution.
Karzai said that the talks with various Taliban officials have been going on for awhile now as they work towards a political agreement that would bring them back with certain regulations in place. But he was quick to draw a line between the extreme religious group that put severe restriction on their people (especially women) and executed their people from “moral crimes”, and the extreme religious group that blows people up.
The Taliban, those of whom who are Afghans and the sons of Afghans soil who have been driven to violence by various factors beyond their control… we want them to come back to their country.They are like kids who have run away … from the family.
But those who are a part of Al Qaeda and the other terrorist networks who are ideologically against us or who are working against Afghanistan knowingly and out of the purpose of hatred and enmity – those of course we have to work against.
Still, this will be far from comforting for those who see the potential for a takeover, as was seen before. With Karzai’s government still facing allegations of mass corruption.