Burhannuddin Rabbani was an Afghan leader who worked for peace and reconciliation between warring factions in his nation. Mr. Rabbani was a former president of Afghanistan and highly respected for efforts to reach out to Taliban leaders in order to attain peace. A trusted emissary brought a man to his home. The man had an explosive device in the turban and killed himself along with the fighter for peace.
What does the murder mean? It comes after series of Taliban attacks on Kabul and elsewhere which make clear President Karzai lacks credibility among his own people. Peace does not appear to be in sight and President Obama must at some point confront that reality. Rabbani is dead. Does that mean another opportunity for peace died along with him?