Dag we tried that when Bush attempted to negotiate with the Taliban.
Or is that forgotten?
It wasn't like Bush just ran off like a horse that's spooked. He did try, the UN tried, even Pakistan tried to get the heads of Al Queida turned over but the Taliban said nope & flipped the world the big bird.
Personally I don't think Bush prosecuted the war savagely enough.
No Mercy, No Quarter, No survivors.