The Times tells us that few Taliban are interested in taking some American cash to switch sides. Possible explanations:
(a) As residents of a land-locked country, these Taliban are unfamiliar with the notion that rats desert a sinking ship; or
(b) they have no belief that the ship is sinking.
I lean towards (b). Why would someone who has stuck with the Taliban this long switch sides now, when Obama is going to declare victory and anounce major US troop withdrawals next month?