Karzai Offers Role In Government To Taliban
"Afghan President Hamid Karzai has offered the Taliban a position in government and says he will meet personally with the militants to discuss the proposal. [...]
Karzai offered Saturday to meet with Taliban leader Mullah Omar and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former prime minister and factional warlord leader -- saying he would even meet on their territory.
"If I find their address, there is no need for them to come to me, I'll personally go there and get in touch with them," Karzai said.
"Esteemed Mullah, sir, and esteemed Hekmatyar, sir, why are you destroying the country?"
If a group of Taliban militants came to Karzai and offered to halt attacks in exchange for a role in government, he would accept, he said."
Oh and by the way .... here is a humble and heartfelt message to every Conservative or Liberal who ever referred to Jack Layton as 'Taliban Jack' !!!