Have you tried to imagine what those “negotiations” between the Taliban and the Afghan government looked like? Dilbert creator Scott Adams gives a hilarious but probably realistic enactment of their meeting in a segment he calls ‘How to Negotiate with the Taliban.’
“Mr. Taliban, thank you for coming here to negotiate with the Afghan government. Your first offer is very generous. You’ve offered to behead all of our children and use their heads as soccer balls for your fighters. I’d like to push back on that a little bit. The Taliban guy says, okay, good; here’s what we’ll do. We’ll use your children’s heads for soccer balls, we’ll rape your wife in front of you and kill her, and then we’ll kill you, so it doesn’t bother you….”
Watch Adams’ 2-minute impression of how to negotiate with the Taliban:
Wikipedia mentions this about the Taliban:
The Taliban’s ideology has been described as combining an “innovative” form of sharia Islamic law based on Deobandifundamentalism and the militant Islamism combined with Pashtun social and cultural norms known as Pashtunwali, as most Taliban are Pashtun tribesmen.
They are brutal negotiators. They are fully in charge of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, President Biden is still in hiding as of this writing.