(CNN)The Afghan Taliban's new leader is an educated and well-respected member of the organization who could prove easier to negotiate a peace settlement with, a founding member of the group tells CNN."Educated" and "well-respected," eh?
"Educated" and "well-respected" are pretty much part of the job description for any jihadi bigwig.
Osama bin Laden was "educated" and "well-respected."
So's the Ayatollah Khamenei.
Then there's the pesky matter of defining "peace." The concept as an "educated" and "well-respected" jihadi leader understands it--as total capitulation/submission to the most draconian interpretation of Islamic law--is not the sort of "peace" that any non-Muslim supremacism would want to live with.
It's astonishing--and not in a good way--that most of the infidel media, including CNN, have yet to figure that out.
Update: Meet the new Taliban leader--same as the old Taliban leader.