Monday, March 23, 2009

Taliban to Enter Politics?

US to introduce Taliban political party?

Press TV Iran — A top US official says Washington is mulling over bringing the Taliban into the Afghan politics amid escalating insurgency in the country.
"There is room for discussion on the formation of political parties [or] running... for elections. That is very different from shooting your way into power," William Wood, the outgoing US ambassador to Afghanistan, told the Observer on Sunday.
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America floats plan to tempt Taliban into peace process

Guardian UK — America has signalled a radical new initiative to bring the Taliban into the Afghan political process as part of growing efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution to the war in Afghanistan.
The US ambassador to Kabul told the Observer that America would be prepared to discuss the establishment of a political party, or even election candidates representing the Taliban, as part of a political strategy that would sit alongside reinforced military efforts to end the increasingly intractable conflict.
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Over 20 Taliban militants captured in Afghanistan

Russian News and Information Agency — Afghan troops have captured twenty-two Taliban militants in the southern Kandahar province in Afghanistan, the country's Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
The militants from the radical Islamic Taliban movement were captured by soldiers from the 1st division of the Afghan 205th army corps in the a
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