There have been a number of reports recently that the Taliban have promised to keep AQ out of Afghanistan if NATO goes home. They have also promised to be peaceful once all foreign troops leave the country. One of our aims in Afghanistan is to deny it as a base to AQ. It was the 'casus belli' for action in 2001. So that begs a few questions. Could the Taliban keep AQ out? Would they keep AQ out? If they can and do should that be enough NATO and the rest of the world to leave them to it. I don't know the answer to the first, I would not trust them on the second or anything else and although keeping AQ out is an issue I think there are much wider issues now,. such as the future of Afghanistan and its people who have demonstrated at the ballot box and else where that on the whole they want nothing to do with the Taliban.