What a charming pair, hein??
Now, the question that arises me: their boss wants to engage in talks with the Taliban (something the Talibans have openly rejected several times... when Karzai has offered them talks). Did he know they were passing arms and money to the Taliban? [That is, if they did it...] Because the last paragaph of the article is sufficiently disturbing:
What was that agreement? If we read the interview, there is striking quote:
[...] To take an ideological approach and insist "but we won't speak with them" is senseless. If there is a possibility for peace, we have to speak with everyone - even with suspected war criminals.
Political conflicts should be taken out at the negotiating table and resolved with words.
What is the political conflict in Afghanistan? Is this man recognising that there is an Islamist political ideology in fight with them? In that case, and considering it a flagrant violation of Human Rights and democracy (remember that the intervention in Afghanistan was motivated by such reasons), what are they talking about? Is UN then, openly rejecting those principles (well, yes, it is... why are we going to ask that... only for clearing the doubts).