Maybe it’s just my warped sense of humour, but this latest Afghan development (i.e. let’s throw a shitload of money at the Taliban in the hope that they’ll behave) puts me in mind of Harry Hill.
“Some people favour warfare as a way to sort out the situation in Afghanistan. Others think that bribery is better. Warfare or bribery – which is better? There’s only one way to find out – FIGHT!”
Come to think of it, Harry Hill’s probably got more hope of sorting it out than Hamid Kharzai.