Afghan President Hamid Karzai pursued peace many times in his life way starting long before he was Afghan President when fighting broke out between rebels as soon as the Soviets left. He isn’t seen as a peace leader do to the assumption that non-Westerners can’t be peace activists and the awkward circumstances in each situation.
The Afghan War may be like a roach glue trap where there is no way to win anything and no way to get out. However, Karzai comes from an intellectual background. He married his wife a fellow intellectual not a slave. He has a lot of political skill. I trust he is more likely to know what’s best in relation to what is possible than anyone else.