Completely defeated Taliban in 2001 wanted to compromise
Barnett Rubin, who was part of the UN political team in Afghanistan in 2001, says that the Taliban was completely defeated by the US attack.They were contacting Hamid Karzai and they were trying to reach a settlement.The defeated Taliban were not in a position to put any condition other than an apology at that time.At that time the US administration was not ready to compromise at all.
Afghan paying the price for America's overconfidence
America was confident that it would completely eliminate the Taliban.Afghanistan is paying the price for this overconfidence today.After nearly two decades of fighting, Donald Trump's government finally had to negotiate with the Taliban in February 2020, but this time the picture had changed.The wind was in favor of the Taliban.America had to compromise with many conditions.President Joe Biden's government also decided to go ahead with the deal.
Agreement with Taliban a hoax: Diplomat
Diplomats who have spent years in the US and NATO missions in Afghanistan see the deal as a hoax.They believe that if America had taken this step earlier, then perhaps such a long war would not have gone on.Experts also say that if an agreement had been made with the Taliban at that time, perhaps nothing worse would have happened than what is happening in Afghanistan right now.