Karzai Convenes Peace Jirga, Reaches Out to the Taliban

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Yesterday, as he opened his "peace jirga," Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke to 1600 handpicked tribal leaders and politicians.  He addressed the Taliban directly, "Make peace with me and there will be no need for foreigners here."  Before Karzai finished speaking, a rocket exploded nearby, and security forces fought off two attempted suicide bombers.

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:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Darrell Satzman