Thousands of Americans have died fighting for the people of Afghanistan but a much larger number of people have died fighting for their own nation. The problem is not dedication on the part of Afghans or Americans, but the president of this nation whose ego far surpasses the sacrifice endured by those seeking peace for Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai has refused to join with Americans in meeting Taliban leaders because his feelings are hurt. He insists that only an “Afghan led” peace effort can succeed in bringing peace. His refusal to cooperate with Talian and US efforts has effectively ground to a halt further peace discussions.
At this point the important issue for Karzai is the presence of an Afghan flag. Yes, Mr. Karzai the thousands who died join with you in halting peace over the issue of a Taliban white flag.