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Trump Once Called the Taliban Five ‘Killers.’ Now He’s Negotiating With Them

Trump Once Called the Taliban Five ‘Killers.’ Now He’s Negotiating With Them by Thomas Joscelyn - Weekly Standard

Trump was right in 2014 when he decried the Obama administration’s decision to exchange the Taliban Five for a traitor. Yet now his administration is negotiating with these very same killers. These talks undermine the legitimacy of the Afghan government—America’s chief ally in the war against the Taliban—and bolster our enemies. Whatever “peace” we eventually declare will be nothing but a Taliban victory.

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