By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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A top Afghan negotiator said Tuesday he hopes eight Taliban members freed by Pakistan will serve as peace mediators, describing Islamabad's move as a major step forward for Kabul's effort to enlist its neighbor's help in negotiating an end to its 11-year war.
Afghan government representatives have met with a top-ranking Taliban member in his prison cell in Pakistan, an official said Sunday, suggesting a small step toward reopening stalled peace talks with the insurgent group.
, but Mr. Qasemyar said it was hoped they would act as intermediaries between the Taliban leadership and the Kabul government.
This is a good, practical step toward peace from Pakistan," said Mr. Qasemyar, the council's international affairs adviser and a key member of a delegation that traveled to Pakistan in November.