|Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai confirmed this week that his government is now engaging in trilateral peace talks with the Taliban and the United States to end the 10-year war. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, however, opposes any talks with the insurgent group. 'The right course for America is not to negotiate with the Taliban while the Taliban are killing our soldiers,' Romney said during a debate last month.
Not only does Romney's own foreign policy adviser disagree with Romney on this issue, but also, one of Romney's top supporters with national security and foreign policy credentials, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), takes issue with that position. Today on ABC's This Week, McCain said 'it's important' to talk to the Taliban.