"They were part of the leadership of that country"
Item 1: Everything Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif. knows about Afghanistan came from Michael Moore's books.
Item 2: She's typical of her treason party.
A Democratic House member said Tuesday she sees a role for the Taliban in Afghanistan's future government after U.S. forces withdraw.
The Taliban are "part of the fabric of Afghanistan. They were part of the leadership of that country before we engaged there," Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., told host Kristen Welker on MSNBC, noting that the Obama administration is trying to push the government of President Hamid Karzai to negotiate with the Islamist extremist group "because there will be some cooperation, some level of coordination between the two if that country is going to survive and move forward. So, to say that they are terrorists, at this point, is not necessarily accurate."
Speier was responding to comments by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who said the deal to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would come back to haunt the United States.
“We're going to pay for this,” he told reporters Tuesday. “There is not any doubt in my mind there are going to be costs — lost lives associated with what came out of this.”
Maybe Speier, who is big on feminism, pluralism and gay rights, should try discussing with the Taliban what role she sees for them in Afghanistan on their own turf. I suspect it would go badly for her.
But at least she said in plain language what used to be confined to policy papers and vague terminology. Obama's endgame is to bring the Taliban into the government.
This is what I wrote about yesterday in Obama Lied, Americans in Afghanistan Died.