The World According to NPR: the Taliban Was Never Our Enemy

Wow.  Those NPR folks sure are smart, unlike the dummies at Fox News.

In an interview with Christine Fair, assistant professor at the Center for  Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.,  Hockenberry challenged the notion of the Taliban being an enemy of the United  States and declared that the idea it could again make Afghanistan a haven for  terrorists “an absurdity.”

“I guess, Christine Fair, I’m wondering why this is even a debate,” Hockenberry said. “The Taliban has never been an enemy of the United States.  They don’t love us in Afghanistan, but they’re not sending planes over to New  York or to the Pentagon and it seems to me much more broadly that the debate  needs to happen is what is the sort of multi-state strategy for dealing with  rogue nations of all kinds.

Read more here.

Christine, of course, agreed, blithely unaware that the Taliban would like to see her dead and in a Burka, though not necessarily in that order.

Wow.  Just… wow.  Has NPR really forgotten what happened on 9/11?  Yeah, they were Al Qaeda terrorists who hit us, but the reason we (and they) went into Afghanistan is that the Taliban supported them — Afghanistan was their base for a reason.

Look, I’ve got mixed feelings on Afghanistan and there are good reasons to get out.  But to say that the Taliban are not an enemy of the US demonstrates a lack of understanding of the Taliban and very poor memory.

NPR sucks.

Can we stop paying for them now?

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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