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David Cameron: Talks with Taliban should have begun a decade ago

Posted by seumasach on June 29, 2013

“Details of Britain’s potential long-term role emerged during Mr Cameron’s visit. He backed up the view of Lieutenant-General Nick Carter, deputy commander of Nato’s forces, who said earlier today that the west should have opened political talks with the Taliban a decade ago.”

Now they tell us!

Telegraph

29th June, 2013

The Prime Minister, on a visit to the country to mark Armed Forces Day, said the settlement put in place after the Allied invasion in 2001, which drove the Taliban out of power, “could have been better arranged.”

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