Bill Frist said that the Afghan war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and urged support for efforts to bring “people who call themselves Taliban” and their allies into the government. Truth has descended upon Senate majority leader Mr. Frist, like a bolt of lightning. As they say in Pakistan “Dair ayeh, durust ayey” (better late than never).
Mr. Frist is simply mimicking President Musharraf’s policy and is asking the Mayor of Kabul, Mr. Karzai to emulate Pakistan’s agreement with the leaders in North Wazirisitan. Mr. Karzai with approval from President Bush may be listening. The “Loya jirga” held under President Musharraf on both sides of the border clearly recognizes Pakistan’s role in Afghan affairs. The “loya jirga” on the Pakistani side of the border is a local event in the FATA areas and comprises of some agencies. It has no legal standing.
President Musharaff’s involvement in the “National loya jirga” (the parliament) of Afghanistan was a major event, and acknowledges Pakistan’s role in the region. This coming on the heels of a meeting in Washington clearly shows that The Pakistani point of view of events in Afghanistan have apparently prevailed..There is no military solution in Afghanistan.
The Pashtuns will have to form a new government in Kabul. Kabul cannot survive with an anti-Pakistan government.