Taliban appeals to American people to ‘rationally’ rethink war effort

February 14, 2018 11:15 pm stripes.com
Taliban appeals to American people to ‘rationally’ rethink war effort

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents on Wednesday issued an extraordinary, 17,000-word appeal to the "American people," asking them to pressure U.S. officials to end the 17-year-old conflict in Afghanistan and asserting that the protracted American "occupation" had brought only death, corruption and drugs to the impoverished country. The letter, emailed to the media in English and four other languages, contained official statistics about the human and economic costs of the…

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