A group of diplomats in the British Foreign Office have been playing around with ideas dealing with the war in Afghanistan. They decided to become pragmatic and realistic about a “nation” led by corrupt government officials and consumed by violence. The Taliban is not going anywhere in the coming years and there are plenty of local chieftains and thugs who will control areas of the nation. American troops will soon leave along with NATO forces. So, what to do?
Plan C calls for dividing Afghanistan into eight small countries and it might include at least one of them led by the Taliban. In effect, this plan returns Afghanistan to autonomous entities led by the local thug-in-chief. I assume this plan calls for each thug-in-chief to remain in one place. Perhaps, this is a crazy plan, but what is the “sensible”plan?