Former U.S. Ambassador To Iraq Ryan Crocker: We Need To Talk With The Taliban
Ryan Crocker, our former ambassador to Iraq, said on C-SPAN how important it is for us to talk to the Taliban.
HOST: So you’re ok with the idea of us talking to the Taliban for instance in Afghanistan?
CROCKER: I’m very much ok with it because again this doesn’t mean making concessions or conferring recognition or anything else any more than it did when we talked to insurgent elements in Iraq. You can’t really affect your adversary’s thinking and you can’t build up your own knowledge base about your adversary if you’re existing in total isolation to him.
Crocker also said, “We are weakening our own hand by not talking to them.”
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