Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Taliban is not an enemy of America: Biden

[ via The Express Tribune ] 21 Dec

Vice President Joseph Biden said on Monday that the Taliban are not United States’ (US) enemy — a statement later backed by the White House.  
“Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens US interests,” Biden said in an interview with Newsweek magazine.

“If, in fact, the Taliban is able to collapse the existing government, which is cooperating with us in keeping the bad guys from being able to do damage to us, then that becomes a problem for us. So there’s a dual track here,” he added.
Read more at: The Express Tribune


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