October 7th, 2011
08:47 AM ET

Opinion: Taliban still key to Afghan peace

There was little to celebrate in Kabul this week as the United States marked the tenth anniversary of its invasion of Afghanistan. The war against the Taliban is already the longest in America's history and there are few signs that it will be ending any time soon.

The Afghan capital has experienced a number of deadly, high-profile attacks this year. A supermarket, the airport, a hospital, a police station, the Defense Ministry, the supposedly impregnable Intercontinental Hotel, the British Council and the U.S. embassy have all been targeted.

Read the full opinion from James Fergusson

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  1. Dan from Detroit, MI

    True, the Taliban are a key to peace in Afghanistan but the right-wing thugs in Washington and the top brass don't want to admit it. In fact, our being there only drove more Afghans into joining the Taliban and I cannot blame them at all. After all, just how many right-wing fanatics in this country would like it if the Russians sent 112,000 troops here? Not very many, granted!!!

    October 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Abdul Ameer

    Sure, the Taliban is "still" the key to peace. Just like the Nazis were the key to peace in World War Two. A leopard cannot change its spots, and the Taliban cannot change its Islamic ideology. They want strict application of Sharia law because that is what their religion mandates. Sharia law requires war against non-Moslems. It really is that simple. As soon as we leave, the Taliban will come back.

    October 7, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |