January 21st, 2012
03:18 AM ET

U.S. envoy Grossman in Afghanistan to discuss peace, Taliban

U.S. diplomat Marc Grossman arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday for talks with President Hamid Karzai on peace efforts with the Taliban.

"I am pleased to be in Kabul to consult with the government of Afghanistan," Marc Grossman, the special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, said in a statement Saturday. "The United States stands ready to assist in any way we can an Afghan-led reconciliation process to find a peaceful end to this conflict. I look forward to calling on President Karzai and discussing next steps."

Grossman has been meeting secretly with Taliban negotiators for more than a year. Last week, U.S. senior administration officials said the United States could inch closer toward peace talks with the Taliban if Karzai blesses the negotiations.

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  1. hamsta

    im not going to argue this useless point any further,everything i have said so far has been proven in the real world.you can look it up under google if you choose but trying to prove something to me you might want to do a little better than a crappy internet link and a news crew known to fabricate stories;show it to me in the real world.

    January 21, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©


    That was sarcasm.

    January 21, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Hamsta. The inner floor truss bolts weren't very big. In fact, the official gov. investigations even revealed that they were smaller than what NYC building codes required. Steel and Iron can even be vaporized by the sun if you leave them exposed long enough. Relativly small explosive charges have more than enough ebergy to instantly vaporize bolts of the specified variety. Dr. Whitehurst was just one of the over 300 investigators tasked by congress to investigate 9/11. Whitehurst is head of the FNi's crime lab for crying out loud. His team found forensic proof of vaporized truss bolts you nincompoop! You say that you believe the official version. Well, the FBI is as official as they get. Best crime lab in the world bar none. Even the CIA depends on it. And I can weld caste iron with nickle rod reverse polarity. Can you? he he

    January 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzy

    LMAO @ Philip @hamsta, your move, we are playing chess, right?

    January 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    I can turn straw into gold.
    You read it here first.

    January 21, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I can turn straw into crap. I just feed it to a cow.

    January 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yes, but my crap is gold-plated...

      January 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kandi

    lmao @ banasy, does that make you the queen of crap?

    January 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gus musallam

    taliban are retared per iman reza

    January 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. John Kantor

    There are two types of terrorists in Afghanistan – the ones who murder people and throw acid in school-girl's faces – and the ones who want to talk to them. They all deserve to be strung up publicly.

    February 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
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