January 22nd, 2012
02:58 AM ET

U.S. envoy, Afghan president meet for 2nd day to discuss peace

Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets a top U.S. envoy for a second day Sunday to discuss ways to end bloodshed and achieve a peaceful resolution to Afghanistan's conflict.

Marc Grossman, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, also met with Karzai on Saturday.

During the meeting, the president made clear that Afghans should be in the driver's seat in finding a solution, saying the government and its peace council are making every effort to bring an end to the bloodshed.

Karzai recently met with the party of warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, head of the militant Hizb-i-Islami group.

The meeting with Hekmatyar served as a signal from Karzai to the United States that peace talks encompass other radical groups besides the Taliban.

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  1. saywhat

    Speaks voulume about the 'wisdom', 'foresight', 'statesmanship' of those responsible for landing us Americans in this mess of our own making.
    After sacrificing thousands of American lives, tens of thousands of civilians, bringing us to the brink of financial/economic disaster and achieving zilch, the 'wise men' now talk about peace.
    Well we can only hope and pray that this comes about.

    January 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    What ? This is the second day and they haven't come up with an agreement ? Why are they dragging their feet like this ? The sooner they decide on something, the sooner our troops can come home.

    January 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I know, right?
      What is taking them so long?
      Youand I would have had this sorted out by now...lmao!

      January 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |