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.