British PM: Ex-Afghan insurgents can win role in country's future

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday that former insurgent fighters in Afghanistan can win a role in the country's future if they renounce violence. Brown told lawmakers that Britain would support work by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to bring those who have previously targeted international forces into mainstream politics. "If they are prepared to renounce violence and abide by the constitution and respect basic human rights then there is a place for them," Brown told lawmakers. Brown added that other NATO, EU countries must match Britain's troop commitment in the south Asian countries.