Yes, I am going off to join the Taliban. For a start, they have made it safe to travel in Afghanistan, well, at least until we started jerking them about. They have curbed the fairly traded opium business. You get education, roads, respect for men, etc, etc.
The Taliban has a stated agenda and they are sticking to it. No running around at the last minute, calling in favours - they have a simple solution in dealing with detractors. No making promises they never keep. How do you solve a problem like Sharia?
Embrace it with open arms, that's what. Democracy has been so oversold, John Lewis wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.
So I have decided to re-locate to Kabul. I shall just have to put up with the nutters and fanatics, but not for long. Sooner or later, the Yanks will piss off and leave them alone.