Reuters interviews Mullah Zaif

“The Taliban want to expel foreign troops, not win power.”  So says Mullah Salaam Zaif, the movement’s former ambassador to Pakistani, who is now on good terms with the Karzai government.

The Taliban doesn’t want to win power?  Are we expecting the Talibs to just go back to their villages and plant wheat once the foreigners leave?  Zaif is either lying to Reuters or he is lying to himself.  Even most Taliban would probably laugh at this assessment.

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