Taleban wanted bin Laden proof

Letters to Editor
Letters to Editor

It has become widely accepted now that President George Bush started the Afghanistan war in October 2001 after the Taleban refused to hand over Osama bin Laden.

That is a simplified and misleading account of what actually happened. The Taleban were asking for proof of bin Laden’s guilt.

They were talking about handing him over to a third country. Bush said ‘no negotiations’.

There are serious doubts about whether there was any justification for that war.

Brendan O’Brien, London