Gen. Petraeus: A Meeting with Taliban Would Be ‘Troubling’

Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus expressed praise after President Trump canceled upcoming negotiations with Taliban leaders at Camp David.

In an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum Monday night, Petraeus argued that it would be ‘troubling’ to hold talks with the terrorist organization. “Remember, that was where the decision was made to invade Taliban in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. As you reflect on that, certainly, again, I think the president very much made the right call,” Petraeus told MacCallum.

Petraeus served in Afghanistan from 2010-2011 as commander of U.S. and NATO forces.

The Taliban has made it very clear that its war of Jihad in the region is far from over as it continues attacks against troops on the ground. The President’s decision to kill talks came after the Taliban took responsibility for a bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed a U.S. soldier.

“What they did here was they tried to use terror to improve their negotiating position,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told “Fox News Sunday.”

In her latest column for,  Sara A. Carter urged the president to “not cower to Afghanistan’s Taliban or make concessions as they continue to kill our troops.”  Moreover, Carter said Trump’s move would grant the Taliban a “free pass” to continue its reign of terror. The only thing they want, she said, is “American lives.”