Ondelette made the point that wars always end by the parties to the conflict talking to each other.
That is an unpopular view in some quarters, especially the more jingoistic, but it is nonetheless true.
So I thought that, if he/she is out there listening, they'd be interested in the news that the Taliban are meeting with the Afghan government to discuss peace.
(Reuters) - Afghanistan will send a team to Qatar for peace talks with the Taliban, President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday, as the U.S.-led NATO coalition launched the final phase of the 12-year war with the last round of security transfers to Afghan forces.
I realise you probably know this already, but I thought it meet to affirm it publicly.
You were and are absolutely right on that point, and it is proper to acknowledge it openly.