Karzai Convenes Peace Jirga, Reaches Out to the Taliban

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Sixteen hundred handpicked delegates, tribal leaders and politicians, agreed today that President Karzai's traditional jirga, is the last chance for peace in Afghanistan. But his effort to reach out to the Taliban has already been met with rockets and suicide bombers, and the jirga includes none of his political opposition. If Karzai's government is too corrupt to earn public confidence, is there a credible alternative?  Can more US troops make a difference? We hear different views on the chances of winning one of the longest wars in American history.

Credits

Guests:
Alissa Johannsen Rubin - New York Times - @alissanyt, Peter Galbraith - gubernatorial candidate and former diplomat - @GalbraithforVT, Michael O'Hanlon - Brookings Institution - @MichaelEOHanlon, Hasan-Askari Rizvi - Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Punjab

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal