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Exclusive: Afghan officials visit Guantanamo in peace bid
Reuters ^ | March 9, 2012 | Missy Ryan

Posted on 03/09/2012 4:51:36 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Afghan government delegation visited the Guantanamo Bay military prison this week to secure approval from five Taliban detainees who may soon be moved to Qatar, a sign that the Obama administration is inching closer to establishing peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan.

The delegation, which visited the top-security detention center in Cuba on Monday, included Ibrahim Spinzada, a senior foreign policy aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, sources familiar with the subject said.

Government sources in Kabul said Spinzada and Shahida Abdali, a senior Afghan security official, visited the United States this week. The White House said the two officials were in Washington briefly but both the White House and the Pentagon declined comment on the Guantanamo visit.

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1 posted on 03/09/2012 4:51:39 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmm they are going to do it aren’t they? I despise this regime.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 4:59:41 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can anybody explain that once Osama was killed why we didn’t take the opportunity to declare victory and come home? Does anyone actually think that “nation building” will fundamentally change the Afghans?


3 posted on 03/09/2012 5:03:13 PM PST by allendale
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will these five Taliban detainees get a free suit and $100.00


4 posted on 03/09/2012 5:18:46 PM PST by molson209
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Every time I see any articles about handing over the POW’s to the Afghanistan government I picture the headlines about another escape.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 5:27:11 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: allendale

There are news articles about the improvement of life while we are there and those who appreciate it do not want us to leave yet. You have to search for those articles.

I had my Jeep inspected 2 weeks ago at a new (to me) garage. I always tell people that while I own the Jeep, it is going to belong to my son who did some customizing so they know it isn’t me with the weird taste. My son happens to be a Marine, which I shared with the owner.

He told me his father passed away a couple of months ago. There was a delegation from Afghanistan who went to the funeral to offer condolences and to inform him that there are thousands of Afghans praying for his father who set up schools there after 9-11.

I don’t know any culture that doesn’t value their children except pro-abortion nations, like ours. Think there is hope to fundamentally change America?


6 posted on 03/09/2012 5:39:56 PM PST by huldah1776
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