Trump says Taliban peace talks are “dead”
Trump says Taliban peace talks are “dead” Trump says Taliban peace talks are “dead”Hi everyone, I’m Elaine, quijano President Trump says peace. Talks with the Taliban are dead. The president had planned to hold secret talks at Camp David over the weekend in an effort that would have reduced us troop levels in Afghanistan. Nicole has more from a White House President Trump and Afghanistan president. The announcement comes in the wake of a Taliban suicide bombing that killed twelve, including a US service member whose remains were returned home Saturday, night 12. Other innocent people. I said, there’s no way. I’M meeting on that basis there’s no way I’m eating. In a statement the Taliban says they canceled. So damaged America’s reputation, unmask its anti peas policy to the world, even poor, and increases loss of life Camp David is the country Retreat president within the administration, about inviting the Taliban to me what the president, so I like, The idea of meeting I’ve met with a lot of bad people in a lot of good people during the course of the last almost three years, but even member the presidential party objected to inviting the Taliban just days before the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We’Re not thinking a lot about terrorism lately because we haven’t had a thank God, a major attack on the United States, but that has come at the cost of having to have a phone play presence, inferences, Iraq and Afghanistan spotted Major Garrett, major thanks. So much for joining us these County. The talks that, as we just heard, were previously secret plans, has come to know this very well. He loves the big reveal he’s captivated by large headlines once he frequently sets in motion and clearly this idea of separate peace talks at Camp David with the Taliban and the Afghan government qualify as a big reveal. Well, when he decided to cancel it. The president couldn’t help himself, because if he canceled it and kept it a secret, there be no big reveal, and I think he also want to send a signal. Not just to. The Afghan government has been deeply worried about course, and direction of these negotiations with the Taliban that the present was reconsidering the whole basis of those negotiations and what they produce so far, and it’s send a signal to the Taliban. The president was also having second thoughts and more willing than he had previously expressed for US forces to remain there ever made it current Force levels at Camp David. Why would the White House schedule leave negotiations at that place at that time, taking into account the president’s agreed-upon impetus for these negotiations? Remember it happening without President Trump being aware of them. His Envoy to the Taliban meeting in Qatar had been engaging in these talks for weeks and weeks and weeks, so that was on a schedule all of it. There had been an announcement last week. We all remember it have a tentative agreement that was handed to the Afghan, essentially quinces. So there is a sense of this. It was on its own time schedule and stepping back from it there’s no good time to invite the Taliban to Camp David under any set of circumstances. I think about that point and the Secretary of State’s Mike pompeo’s point yesterday. You don’t always bring your best friends to places like Camp David and, if you’re, trying to end the war, your by definition, negotiating with someone who is it enemy, but I think everyone, America, Republican or demo. I would put the Taliban in a very special category. They were the non. They were the government effectively in Afghanistan, the Dave Safe Haven to Al-Qaeda and al-qaida carried out the 9/11 atrocities and the Taliban Tyler Davis or declare that was a mistake essentially believes that was a legitimate part of jihad. Will that put them in a completely and fundamentally different category, then Anwar Sadat, the head of Egypt, was brought to Camp David organization people, but the Taliban and Al-Qaeda is in a very different category and that’s that’s part of the present has to explain and now that He’S cancel these talks, at least for the moment, and I would say, should underline that just for the moment, as far as I’m concerned, they’re dead. Well guess what they’re still an issue. The Taliban controls nearly half of the terrain in Afghanistan. It is a potent terroristic fighting force. America’S native and Afghan Security forces are still imperiled by the Taliban presence and if the president wants to fulfill that promise to leave Afghanistan, there’s only one entity to talk to the Taliban. So at some point maybe these likely. I guess that’s my sense of it. These talks will be revived with probably a different set of assumptions and a different set of goals may be, but I don’t think they could be described as dead permanently Bob Menendez. The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he was unaware of the Camp David meeting with the Taliban. Here’S what key and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said yesterday about the cancelled talks. Listen to that to the perpetrator of September 11th attacks, which recently created the death of Ava. The bottom line is that the leader of Afghanistan and he’s never met with the Taliban for the US. Something to failure on the White House is approaching Afghanistan, concerns and look. There is, I would say, in general, a bipartisan consensus that leaving Afghanistan is a good idea and it’s a policy objective worth pursuing, but this is now the third Administration. I’Ve covered that. Having that policy goal and pursuing it is fraught with not only policy implications, National Security implications and potential political peril, and what is I think, important to note about Charles Schumer’s Sound by just a moment ago, is think about this given to elections in Afghanistan. There’S nothing perfect, but there elections or Democratic processes played out in public and whatever ministration thinks about the previous Secretary of State John Kerry. He spent a very long time the better part of a three or four day weekend in Afghanistan after the second election working out. A power-sharing Arrangement between the current president Century, the co-executive – that’s the United States, working in concert through a democratic process in perfect, though it may be in Afghanistan for that country’s future and to essentially take out entire government separated from these talks for the completely on the Sidelines only deal with a non legitimate government raises serious questions about United States intentions, United States. The Afghan government wish it didn’t work very hard to create in the first place and what the angles are in Afghanistan not talked a couple lawmakers today. Who said what are the problems with Afghanistan as we keep talking about it as going war? And there are warlike Dimensions to it, but they say it’s much closer to a peacekeeping operation and that’s the way we should conceptually think about this. We’Re trying to maintain peace in a place that, if we are not there in a peacekeeping role Riven by Civil War and then become a launching point for terrorist attacks against us thinking about in that constructs and some of the desire to leave Afghanistan. But the point I’m trying to make here is twofold: put in the cold by this Administration. Second 3: important about that fact repeating itself over and over with seem to suggest a long-term presents, which is precisely not what this Administration says. It support right, but it’s something. We’Ve done in many other places once we think about it in that regard. How long have we been in the Korean Peninsula very very long time assist to keep the peace, and in that sense, Perhaps it is not just the policy, the money and the methods of the way we think about it. In the way we conceptually decide what our long-term goal – maybe it’s not war defeating the Taliban? Maybe it’s accepting them as a regional force of some significance that we are either cannot or will not defeat on military terms, but keeping the peace process that creates a different political environment around a very set. A policy considerations here in the wake of the disclosure of these failed talk, refueling during stopovers at a small airport near his Turnberry Resort in Scotland. This comes as the Air Force is not looking into that and why some of their military crew stayed at the presidents Resort. Mr. Trump said about this International Airport and Goetz funeral, I don’t know the airport One Pilots say I own a lot of different places. Soon. You’Ll find that out when I get cuz I’ll be at some point prior to the election, I’m going to be giving a financial report and it’ll be extremely complaint. I got to give out I’m going to give out my financial condition and you’ll be extremely shocked that the numbers are many many times what you think I don’t need to have somebody take a room hotel by the president has been steadfast and not releasing details about His personal finances do we know anything more about the supposed financial report and what was the significance of that be author of the South lawn the president has released Financial disclosure form said over and over again. That’S all you need to know need to know the American public and to his credit, and it’s worth noting, he did not release tax returns as every previous the presidency did in the previous 40 years, and he was elected anyway. The pilot-house says the present says that the settled issue, but it’s clear now that the president find some political reason to say more about his financial condition. We don’t know what it is. We don’t know if it’s going include tax returns. I think, if it definitely was to contain tax returns of President would have said that that he did not lends me to believe based on my long experience with him, it’ll be something in between a financial disclosure report and tax returns. Possibly something is starting that in no way shape or form has hear the Trump organization benefited from his time as present. But this issue about Air National Guard refueling stops at Glasgow Prestwick airport, which is near the president’s golf at Turnberry. The presents correct. He doesn’t own. The airport, but the airport has been financially struggling more than 600 flights there in the past three or four years have with defense department contractors plowed money into that airport. Why is that What’s significant? Well, if chores are going to come to Turnberry, they need an airport near by keeping that airport afloat is not in of insignificant importance to the Trump Organization for the Turnberry Resort. Didn’T do anything, but those are silly and facts and there’s an investigation not just by the Air Force but by the house oversight committee as well. Donald Trump says peace talks with the Taliban are “dead.” He had planned to hold a secret meeting at Camp David over the weekend in an effort to reduce U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan. CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett joined “Red & Blue” to discuss the fallout from these failed talks.