Afghanistan: Just Show or…..

Afghan president to host April peace conference

Is this just show from our puppet, or rather cheney’s cabal hand picked leader, or does he really care and wants to end the devisions and violence leading to the occupation forces pulling out but helping in finally rebuilding, and promised some nine years ago, what has long been a destroyed country under constant war.

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, walks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai during a press conference at The Presidential Palace in Kabul on Monday March 8, 2010.

(AP Photo/Jim Watson/Pool)

KABUL – Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that an action plan to reintegrate low- to mid-level insurgent fighters into society and negotiate with the Taliban’s top echelon will be crafted next month at a peace conference aimed at ending the war.

Karzai has already extended the government’s offer to members of the Taliban who renounce ties to al-Qaida and other terrorist networks and agree to embrace the Afghan constitution. Karzai is finalizing details of a plan to offer jobs, vocational training and other economic incentives to tens of thousands of Taliban foot soldiers willing to switch sides.

Getting top Taliban leaders to the negotiating table, however, may prove difficult. Among other demands, the main Taliban leaders have said foreign troops must leave Afghanistan before they will attend talks. >>>>>

And will he clean up the well known corruption within the government and country.

Gordon Brown was also there shortly after his testimony last week at the British Iraq War Inquiry, many speculating as a political ploy as the elections loom in Britain.

Gordon Brown visits Afghanistan as two soldiers’ deaths announced

Gordon Brown made two addresses to British troops and was well received on both occasions

Gordon Brown was plunged into a new defence row as he visited Afghanistan on the day that the deaths of two more British soldiers were announced.

The Prime Minister, who made the trip the day after he gave evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war, announced that the Army would get 200 new vehicles to replace controversial Snatch Land Rovers.

However, he found himself facing criticism on two fronts. Former military chiefs stepped up their attack on him for allegedly misleading the public over the defence budget in his evidence to the inquiry, and the Tories condemned the timing of the trip, saying he was using the Armed Forces as a “political backdrop”.

The two soldiers, both from 3rd Battalion The Rifles, were killed near Sangin in Helmand Province, the Ministry of Defence said. >>>>>

Could Brown have known of Gates visit and will there be real movement, time will tell, lets hope the reality takes place and not the political gamesmenship!!