It was there that they met Ghani and protested in a sit-in in front of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and neighboring embassies.  Their efforts have inspired other movements in other parts of Afghanistan.  Within the Obama administration, a change of mentality and strategy took place in 2010 to allow for possible political negotiations to resolve the war.  The Taliban themselves had refused to talk to the Afghan government and presented it as an American “puppet.” commit to an agreement in which the Taliban could conclude that the U.S. and its coalition partners would be safe from attack, but would the U.S. be confident that the Taliban would attack our main ally in this war, the Afghan government? At first glance, the Afghan government would struggle to find a good logical reason to meet amid the relentless attacks. .