January 28th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Taliban issues statement on London conference

The Taliban issued an official statement on the London Conference on Afghanistan being held Thursday. "The war-mongering rulers under the leadership of Obama and Brown want to deceive the people of the world by holding the London conference to show that people still support them," the statement said in part. Read the statement

Leaders from more than 60 nations attended the one-day conference in London. In his speech at the start of the summit, Afghan President Hamid Karzai pitched a plan for integrating Taliban fighters into mainstream Afghan society.


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  1. maryanne

    Please, please, media, stop giving the Taliban air time. Feed all these snipits directly to Homeland Security and leave the public out of this. I just plainly and simply care nothing about the opinions of terrorists and their associates.

    January 29, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. catrina velez

    Karzai is playing both sides against the middle, to keep foreign aid money flowing into his coffers and foreign soldiers keeping his regime in power. Is there any way to find out if he has a scret Swiss account?

    January 29, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. Marc E. Wilson

    No Stinking way!!!!! In the past there has been this comment by the first leader of
    Al Queda! "No negitiations, no retreat, only death to the infidals!!!!!!' SO , THE TALIBAN WILL WORK IN THIS WAY. THEY WILL SEE ANY RETREAT AS A WEAKNESS, AND WILL USE ANY TRUCES TO POSITION THEMSELVES TO STRIKE AS MANY TARGETS AS POSSIBLE. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Then if we have made a truce with the Taliban, then we are responsible for whatever opportunities we have given the Taliban by entering into any truce with them or any other terrorist goups!!!!!

    January 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |