President Trump has done an extraordinary amount in such a short time with more good news on the horizon.
Trump ran against the establishment and they took their revenge by opposing him at every turn.
He took on the military-industrial complex and has held them to a draw. They have not been happy with his decisions and while it is healthy to question Trump and offer strong advice to back up contrary positions when it comes to ending stupid wars, they need to pay heed to the will of the voters.
They are starting to come around it seems, Trump having won the war of ideas, and we may finally be ready to move past this chapter in American history.
According to reports, the framework for an end to the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in US history, has been agreed and a peace deal is coming.
Officials from the United States and the Taliban have agreed in principle to a peace framework that could eventually bring Afghanistan’s long-running war to an end, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan said Monday.
In comments given to the New York Times and confirmed to CNN by the US Embassy in Kabul, Zalmay Khalilzad said the framework for peace would see the insurgent group vow to prevent the country from being used as a hub for terrorism in return for a US military withdrawal.
“We have a draft of the framework that has to be fleshed out before it becomes an agreement,” Khalilzad told the Times on Monday.
“The Taliban have committed, to our satisfaction, to do what is necessary that would prevent Afghanistan from ever becoming a platform for international terrorist groups or individuals.”
The peace negotiations in Doha, Qatar had previously been described on Saturday by Khalilzad as “more productive than they have been in the past,” signaling the first significant shift in the geopolitical stalemate in years. But he added that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.”
The sides are working on a ceasefire that would lead to a sequenced agreement for dialogue, initially between US and the Taliban and then between the Taliban and Afghan government, a source with knowledge of the talks told CNN last week.
An Afghan source close to the negotiations told CNN on Monday that while a ceasefire and US withdrawal were both discussed, neither side came to final conclusions.
This is major progress – the establishment with howl with rage but remember this is the longest war in US history with no end in sight.
It’s not like we can’t go back and reengage with our stalemate policy that produces neither victory nor defeat.