Today I read the Guardian report on how the White House is revising its Afghanistan strategy to embrace the idea of negotiating with senior members of the Taliban through third parties.
After fighting for nearly ten years, the US is now seeing that sometimes you have to talk to the ‘terrorist.’ Negotiating with the Taliban has long been advocated by Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, and the British and Pakistani governments, but resisted by Washington.
Then I turn and read Ugandan news, our government is sounding war drums for Somalia a fight they have no clue how to go about. After Kampala bombings that killed 76 people, Uganda is in the immediate post 2001 US situation. And I wonder ten years down the road, if we will still be in Somalia or these African leaders seating in my country this week to meet yet again over a cups of tea will have found an answer for Somalia. With the talks of sending top army generals to Somalia that Uganda could it be that Uganda will still be stuck in Somalia’s ugly war ten years down the road? The opinion about Ugandan troops staying or leaving Somalia is hard to grasp. I have seen some pieces from Ugandans here