President Hamid Karzai increasingly feels neglected by the US and his Taliban opponents. Reports are circulating that Taliban leaders are secretly meeting with US representatives about a plan to either forge a cease fire or identify a resolution of the conflict. Karzai insists that his representatives are in contact with the Taliban, but their spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, termed the claim as “baseless.”
Let’s face reality. Why would the Taliban bother with Karzai when all they have to do is wait until 2014 when US forces leave and they can take over the entire government. The Taliban has patience, years of patience.