White House: We Are Fighting the Taliban, but They’re Not the Enemy


Our noble press secretary states:

“We went into Afghanistan because Al Qaeda had launched an attack on the United States from Afghanistan and what the Vice President was reflecting was that…  the Taliban per se, while we are fighting them, the elimination of the Taliban is not the issue here.”

If memory serves, we invaded Afghanistan because Al Qaeda launched an attack on us from there and Al Qaeda was being harbored by the Taliban.  We then expressly informed the Taliban that unless they handed over the Al Qaeda leaders within a certain timeframe, we would invade Afghanistan and kick their cans.

I’m not sure what’s more annoying: that the White House can claim that just because we’re trying to kill Taliban doesn’t make them enemies, or this rewriting of history.


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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2 Responses to White House: We Are Fighting the Taliban, but They’re Not the Enemy

  1. oliver says:

    All we needed to do was hand over proof that Osama bin Laden was behind 9/11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPh6Iv2GbcA

  2. The Taliban did demand evidence from the US, but it appears that was more as a face saving device than from any doubt of guilt. The Taliban actually warned the US of an impending attack on US soil sponsored by bin Laden. In June, 2001, the US warned the Taliban that they’d be held responsible for any loss of life due to terrorists who’d trained in Afghanistan. In short, I’m not crying for the Taliban – I think we should have hit them harder, especially seeing how well Pakistan has been faring by kowtowing to the Pakistani branch.

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