For the Global Thinker

Friday, January 29, 2010

US fails in Iraq and now seeks a truce with the Taliban

Days earlier, the Nato commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, also signalled his belief that four years of hard combat with the Taliban would ultimately be ended by a political deal.

"As a soldier, my personal feeling is that there's been enough fighting," he told the Financial Times. The sentiment was ­echoed last night by the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.


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