Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Imagine if you had to explain this to your client?

There are a few men being held at Guantanamo because of supposed links to the Taliban. At the most these men were foot soldiers but even more likely is that they had no connection to the Taliban at all. So can you imagine if one of those men happened to be your client and you saw this in todays wall street journal?

from The Wall Street Journal

Oct. 28, 2008

The U.S. is actively considering talks with elements of the Taliban, the armed Islamist group that once ruled Afghanistan and sheltered al Qaeda, in a major policy shift that would have been unthinkable a few months ago.

Senior White House and military officials believe that engaging some levels of the Taliban -- while excluding top leaders -- could help reverse a pronounced downward spiral in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. Both countries have been destabilized by a recent wave of violence.


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