And then Trump tweeted about a secret meeting with the TALIBAN….

I don’t even know what to say about this one. Fresh off the crazy game of chicken with the media over Alabama sharpie-gate, our President went on to tweet about a secret meeting with the TALIBAN.



Uhm, yeah. Well.. that’s kinda what you should expect out of the Taliban? Right? No? OK.

Anyway, whether he was serious if this was some kind of ninja 56th level chess move, there were plenty of people who responded negatively.

Bloomberg got some of the details:

The sudden demise of the talks may doom direct U.S. negotiations with the Taliban that held out the prospect of ending 18 years of combat in Afghanistan, making it America’s longest-running war. The planned meeting revealed by Trump on Saturday had been a closely-held secret.

The president had grown frustrated with the peace negotiations. His national security adviser, John Bolton, thought an agreement in principle that had been reached was inadequate and reminded Trump of the potential pitfalls, according to two people familiar with the matter. So Trump tried to hammer out an accord personally by inviting the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for talks with him.

While the Taliban delegation never made it to the U.S., Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the most senior Taliban leaders, would have been among those at Camp David, according to a person briefed on the plans. That would have produced the extraordinary scene of a U.S. president sitting down with a commander of the militant force American troops have fought for years.

Well, he sure showed them. I would imagine that he’s pulling for a grand show of force right now to punish them for not negotiating in good faith. Or not, who knows.

Hmmm. Good point.

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