In the San Francisco Chronicle, April 8, 2018, article, page A-4, Taliban talks, (https://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Afghan-officials-and-Taliban-talk-despite-wave-of-12610678.php) examines Pakistan’s prime minister announcing Afghanistan and Taliban are engaging in peace talks. The Afghan government is reviving peace talks with the Taliban to recognize them as a political party. The Taliban want to engage with talks with the U.S. before the Taliban include the Afghan government. I have been blogging about the Afghanistan mess for years. The conflict has been ongoing for over 17 years. The people of Afghanistan have been in active conflict for over 30 years if you include the Russian invasion so long ago. Afghanistan is the number one supplier of heroin to the world. Time to:
1. Recognize the Taliban as a political party.
2. Control the heroin production.
3. Hold general elections including all parties.
4. Withdraw from another loser religious civil war.