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Originally posted by vuoto
Considering that the current Secretary of Defense and the Vice-President are both former Taliban supporters, why do you have a problem with a former Taliban member studying at Yale?
The Taliban were the darlings of the State Department during the Reagan Administration when they were fighting those godless commies. This is the problem with the neoconservative politics of convenience, things can stop being convenient really fast. Saddam was our best buddy when he was fighting the Iranians. Today's administration tries to tell us that the Shah of Iran was Mr. Wonderful when in fact he was every bit as bad as Saddam.
This rule even applies locally. Today, the Christian fanatics are best pals with the Republican Party. Now that the Christians are starting to realize they've been used, it's going to be fun to watch them exact their payback. The Republicans loved drumming up hatred for Islam during 2001-2004. Now that they want to get down to some serious money-making with Dubai, and the uneducated hicks who took all that "Islamofascism" talk seriously are getting in the way of profits. And you should never, ever get in the way of a Republican and his profits.
Originally posted by denythestatusquo
If that guy wants an education then he should enroll in the university of Baghdad then.
Boot him out.
Originally posted by DaFunk13
Not to fuel the "lefty/righty" thread, but the Taliban were around during the Soviet occupation.
"In some ways," Mr. Rahmatullah told the New York Times. "I'm the luckiest person in the world. I could have ended up in Guantanamo Bay. Instead I ended up at Yale."