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The saying goes that one does not negotiate with terrorists. But that is just what the Taliban did, what they had to do, in February, to get the Empire to start packing. Naturally, they’re hoping for good faith from DC. It’s interesting, though not surprising, that they endorse the candidate they think provides the best chance for peace.

President Trump’s reelection bid received a vote of support Friday from an entity most in his party would reject: the Taliban.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told CBS News in a phone interview, “We hope he will win the election and wind up U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.” The militant group expressed some concern about Mr. Trump’s bout with the coronavirus. “When we heard about Trump being COVID-19 positive, we got worried for his health, but seems he is getting better,” another Taliban senior leader told CBS News.

The Stupid Party can reject whatever they like, but the Empire is breaking up regardless. It might as well do so now, and as peacefully as possible. For all his foibles, Trump has departed from the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama axis of aggression. And, for all their foibles, CBS news hit the nail with this particular article.

Let the Afghans rebuild their nation. Hopefully, someday, Americans can do the same.