Dem Congresswoman Defends Taliban

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    I was not supporting Bush on releasing any terrorist scum from Gitmo. I think they should rot in jail. You make a mistake when you assume everyone against Obama supported Bush on everything.
     
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    Bush released men who returned to the battlefield as fighters obama released commanders. One of those commanders is now directing the retaking of Iraq. There really is no comparison.
     
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    Taliban Surge Routs ISIS in No. Afghanistan...
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    Aug. 1, 2018 — More than 200 Islamic State fighters and their two top commanders surrendered to the Afghan government on Wednesday to avoid capture by Taliban insurgents, after a two-day battle that was a decisive victory for the Taliban, participants on all sides confirmed.

     
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    Well, to be fair, when the Bush presidency learned that Osama bin Laden was hiding out in Afghanistan, his administration, asked the then Taliban-led government to turn him and his fellow conspirators over to the US for prosecution, the response they received wasn't what they expected. The Taliban-led government said that they would not only not turn him over to the US, but that the US was free to try and take him. The US ignorant of the Afghan custom that if a guest is in your home (country) that guest is to be protected and Osama bin Laden, a Saudi, was their guest, and they weren't about to turn him over to anyone for prosecution, especially an "infidel" nation.
    Once the US became mired down in Afghanistan in their efforts to capture bin Laden, they were faced with Afghanis who resented the infidel presence and considered them invaders, just as they did the Russians and British.
    Ultimately, the Taliban are semi-illiterate farmers and goat herders that have fought off invaders for centuries and never lost. It's their homeland and their culture, even though their culture is cruel towards women. So, they're not so much terrorists as simply Afghanis trying to evict a foreign invader.
    Once we killed Osama bin Laden, we should have just gotten out and let it return to its backwards sh*thole status and since their women aren't willing to rise up, arm themselves and fight for equality, they're not our problem either.
     

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