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Taliban Spurn Karzai Offer Of Govt Jobs

From a relieved Associated Press:

Taliban Rebuffs Karzai’s Offer

KABUL, Afghanistan – President Hamid Karzai offered to meet with the Taliban leader and give militants a government position, but a spokesman for the militant group on Sunday said it will “never” negotiate with Afghan authorities until U.S. and NATO forces leave the country.

Karzai made the offer only hours after a suicide bomber in army disguise attacked a military bus Saturday, killing 30 people _ nearly all of them Afghan soldiers…

But the Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, repeated an earlier position by saying that it would never negotiate with the Afghan government in the “presence of foreign forces.”

“Even if Karzai gives up his presidency, it’s not possible that Mullah Omar would agree to negotiations,” Ahmadi told The Associated Press. “The foreign forces don’t have the authority to talk about Afghanistan.”

“I wish there would be a demand as easy as this. I wish that they would want a position in the government. I will give them a position,” he said…

Gee, there goes the Democrats’ only idea for settling things in the Middle East.

Let’s see, Mr. Karzai offered the Taliban a position in his government and they turned him down flat.

What more could Hillary offer them? Free health care?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, September 30th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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