In the beginning of October, the United States began air strikes against the Taliban regime. The goal was to destroy ability of the al-Qaeda forces based there to strike again. Such considerations were irrelevant to leftists opposing the strikes like Berkeley Congresswoman Barbara Lee. In voting against the President’s request for an authorization to use [...]
Is the Obama Administration courting the Taliban?
According to a New York Times article, Defense Secretary Robert gates said on Friday, January 22, that the Taliban “must be prepared to play a legitimate role” in Afghanistan. Gates went on to say that the Taliban must be prepared to participate in elections, not oppose education and not [...]