A Peace Deal with Afghanistan?

by: Brent Smith

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So the United States wants the Taliban to agree to a ceasefire in Afghanistan. Isn’t that special.

Politico reported a couple of days ago that a peace agreement is what America is seeking, but first the Taliban must agree to a ceasefire.

Apparently, long defunct peace talks began again after president Trump made his surprise stop in November to see the troops in Afghanistan.

It’s my opinion that Trump really wants a deal with the Taliban in order to fulfill his promise to wind down the endless wars and American presence all over the world. And for Trump, it’s not just some hollow political slogan – “bring our boys (and girls) home.” He really means it.

It’s a laudable goal to be sure. One I agree with – particularly regarding Afghanistan.

And I also think that the President understands that, short of a “peace” agreement, our military is there for a long time. And it’s already been 18 years. read more

No Mr. President – Not Even You Can Create Peace

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Oh come on! Now you’re going to solve the Israeli/Palestinian dispute? Really?

I have to say that I’ve really tried my darndest to support the President. I’ve congratulated him on his accomplishments and have even held back (well mostly) at blasting him when he appears to fail. Mostly because a lot of his supposed failings come from having to compromise with the lazy, shiftless Republican cowards in Congress.

But foreign policy is a President’s purview. Unlike the domestic side, the President is to be the tip of the spear when dealing with other nations. So far Trump has done a pretty good job, refriending Israel, meeting with the Chinese leader and taking a much harder line on Syria, Russia and North Korea.

But then he goes and invites Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House. Like Abbas is some sort of real President. That’s a hot one. He’s simply the latest Palestinian head terror facilitator. In that respect, he’s no different than was Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who paid terrorists and their families.

In 2002, Fox News reported, “In Tulkarm, one of the poorest towns on the West Bank, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council handed out the checks [totaling $25,000 each] from Saddam. read more