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‘Who Thought This Was A Good Idea’? Taliban Says More Americans Will Die After Trump Cancels Dinner Date

"Losses to lives and assets will increase".

"Losses to lives and assets will increase".
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6 comments on “‘Who Thought This Was A Good Idea’? Taliban Says More Americans Will Die After Trump Cancels Dinner Date

  1. Harvey Cotton says:

    Oh! Three days before a meaningless anniversary? Would it be okay eighteen days after? Fifty days before? And what happens while we have perpetual war? More Americans will die. What a stupid insipid comment. Of course you negotiate with the Taliban. If you cannot win the war, you use diplomacy. If you are fighting a war, you are negotiating with people killing your people. You don’t negotiate the end of wars with people not killing your people.

    • the anniversary matters in this case – obviously. in the same way that Trump shouldn’t tweet new tariffs on a Sunday evening in the US when FX liquidity is hopelessly thin and Asia hasn’t gotten going yet. in both cases, you have to be aware of the extent to which timing might serve as gasoline on the proverbial fire. so, yeah, 18 days after would be preferable. if you were getting a divorce, would you deliberately time it to coincide with your six-year-old’s birthday and then say “well, that’s a meaningless date after all”.

      • Harvey Cotton says:

        Ending a war on September 12, or September 30th, is the EXACT equivalent of ending World War I on the 11th hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. You end wars as soon as you can to save lives. Those lives are more important than the most important calendar dates.

  2. PaulMiller says:

    I’m with you, Harvey

    Besides, the Taliban wasn’t responsible for the 9/11 catastrophe. Too often, the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, Iranians, Syrians, Palestinians, and fundamentalist Muslims are considered one-in-the-same, and the “kill them all, and let God sort it out” attitude prevails among us westerners.

  3. George says:

    It is simply an academic exercise discussing that entire story. Makes me wonder why I wrote that comment…..How about you guys..lol ??

  4. The trouble is in thinking ANY agreement with the Taliban, Al Qaeda, etc. will be upheld and lead to a stop in the fighting and terrorism. I can see Trump holding a meeting with them and seeing which one tells the most lies. Can’t believe a word either says. Period.

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