Legitimizing the Taliban will end in failure, but hey, don’t let Pakistan’s past mistakes with the Taliban have any frakin’ bearing on your pleas there, Holbrooke. Idiot.
There is no Taliban, it is a collection of ragtag tribesman that will go back to killing each other after we’re gone. Omar is reality and the key to ending Al Qaeda. He is the center of gravity just like Saddam. Any contact will destabilize the enemy and that is not something we are doing in Pakistan right now.