Five Taliban detainees held at the US Guantanamo Bay military prison have agreed to be transferred to Qatar, a move Afghanistan believes will boost a nascent peace process, Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman has said.

The inmates told a visiting Afghan delegation they were willing to be transferred to the Gulf state, and it was now up to the US whether they were freed, said Aimal Faizi.

Let’s hope the US is not dumb enough to believe letting these five go will accomplish anything.

Or that the Taliban will honor any negotiations — if your religion encourages you to die for Allah, why wouldn’t it allow you to lie for Allah?