BUSH ADMINISTRATION NEGOTIATING WITH THE TALIBAN07/08/03
Joel Bleifuss, editor at IN THESE TIMES, discussed reports of recent negotiations between Taliban forces and the Bush administration. According to reports in the Asia Times, the Bush administartion fears growing organization by pro-Russian and pro-Iranian Afghans. In order to counter this the Bush administration might be willing to bring the Taliban into Afghanistan's government. Bleifuss says that if the reports turn out to be true, it would signal that the Bush administration is not really committed to ending the Taliban rule in Afghanistan.