In Afghanistan, It’s About Honor — David Ignatius

Obama described a basic framework for this peace process. He said it must be “Afghan-led,” and that it should “open the door to the Taliban who cut their ties to al-Qaeda, abandon violence, and accept the Afghan constitution, including respect for human rights.”

But these public comments skirted the hard questions about reconciliation. Of the 1,400 Afghans who will be invited to the jirga, will there be any senior Taliban leaders who could actually cut a deal?

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