Now you see why I avoid discussions like these.
And the multiple choice questions only get harder as time and warfiteering and phony excuses for a military occupation pass by. At some point the Taliban mullahs and I have to question your leap of faith in the Osama bin Laden and "al-Qaeda" did 9/11 myth. The truth is that there can't be any transparent peace talks, because one of the principals in this conflict is trying to avoid transparency at all cost. Guess who? You have three guesses, and the first two don't count.
[url=http://vietnam.vassar.edu/overview/doc19.html]Hanoi's peace proposal June 26, 1971[/url]
[url=http://vietnam.vassar.edu/overview/doc16.html]The Paris Peace Accords January 27, 1973[/url] excerpts from the Paris peace agreement, formally concluding the war between the United States and North Viet Nam
The Taliban are cheap dates by comparison. Ten years later and they aren't even officially recognized as enemies with legitimate concerns by the 48 countries occupying their country militarily.