The answer is what worked in Bosnia, and even in the U.S., federalism. This will ensure the support of the warlords against the Taliban. It will also pave the way for Democracy. Current Vice President, Joe Biden, offered it as solution for Iraq. Unfortunately, there is no leadership in Washington. They don't think things through. It's always about what's popular or helps politicians to get themselves reelected or line their pockets.in reference to:
"Warlords helped drive the Russians from Afghanistan, then shelled Kabul into ruins in a bloody civil war after the Soviets left.Now they are back in positions of power, in part because the U.S. relied on them in 2001 to help oust the Taliban after the Sept. 11 attacks. President Hamid Karzai later reached out to them to shore up his own power base as America turned its attention to Iraq after the Taliban's route.With the Taliban resurging, the entrenched power of the warlords is complicating Karzai's promises to rid his new government of corruption and cronies, steps seen as critical to building support among Afghans against the insurgents."
- Afghan future threatened by ex-warlords - South and Central Asia- msnbc.com (view on Google Sidewiki)