Skip to comments.White House Stands by Biden Statement That Taliban Isn't U.S. Enemy (12/19/2011. Blast to the past)
Posted on 05/03/2012 3:45:07 AM PDT by tobyhill
The White House on Monday defended Vice President Joe Biden for saying that the Taliban isn't an enemy of the United States despite the years spent fighting the militant Islamic group that gave a home to Al Qaeda and its leader Usama bin Laden while he plotted the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
"It's only regrettable when taken out of context," White House spokesman Jay Carney said of the vice president's remarks in an interview published Monday.
"It is a simple fact that we went into Afghanistan because of the attack on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. We are there now to ultimately defeat Al Qaeda, to stabilize Afghanistan and stabilize it in part so that Al Qaeda or other terrorists who have as their aim attacks on the United States cannot establish a foothold again in that country," Carney continued.
During Biden's interview with Newsweek last week, the vice president said it's "good enough" for the U.S. if Afghanistan stops being a "haven for people who do damage and have as a target the United States of America" and its allies. He added that the U.S. is supportive of a reconciliation process between the Afghan government and the Taliban even if it's questionable whether a reconciliation is possible.
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Pray hard that nothing happens to Obama. Can you see what a disaster it would be it this clown were elevated to President?
Obozo and the homosexual gaggle are America’s worst enemies.
Small target for nuclear Pockystain.
In order to work for the Obama White House, one must toss all thoughts of integrity out the window.
Guess these phony charlatans do not have access to their own Foggy Bottom list of named Terrorist Organizations/Groups.
By intentionally ignoring the Elephant in the Jello, they do not have to recognize (and admit) the underlying cause for 99% of the Terrorist Acts, Islam/Sharia/"Religion of Peace" which (going back to our Clueless Compassionate Conservative DUPE, Boosh) continues to deny that we are at War against Islam and they do so at their/our peril
"Foreign Terrorist Organization" is a designation of non-United States-based organizations declared terrorist by the United States Secretary of State in accordance with section 219 of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)."
1.Abu Nidal Organization (ANO) (International, Palestinian)
2.Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Palestinian)
3.HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement) (Palestinian)
4.Islamic Jihad Group (Palestinian)
5.Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) (Palestinian)
6.Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (Palestinian)
7.PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC) (Palestinian)
Iraq 8.Al-Qaeda Kurdish Battalions (formerly Ansar al-Islam) (Iraqi Kurdistan)
9.Kata'ib Hezbollah (Iraq)
10.Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (QJBR) (al-Qaida in Iraq) (formerly Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'al-Jihad, JTJ, al-Zarqawi Network) (Iraq)
11.Asbat an-Ansar (Lebanon)
12.Hezbollah (Party of God) (Lebanon)
13.Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) (Iran)
15.al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
16.al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (formerly GSPC) (The Maghreb)
17.Jemaah Islamiya organization (JI) (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore)
18.Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) (Philippines)
19.Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HUJI-B) (Bangladesh) Sri Lanka
20.Indian Mujahideen (IM) (India) Pakistan
21.Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM) (Pakistan)
22.Jaish-e-Mohammed (Army of Mohammed) (JEM) (Pakistan)
23.Lashkar-e Tayyiba (Army of the Righteous) (LET) (Muridke, Pakistan)
24.Lashkar i Jhangvi (Pakistan)
25.Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (Pakistan) Uzbekistan
26.Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) (Uzbekistan)
28.Armed Islamic Group (GIA) (Algeria)
29.Gamaa al-Islamiyya (Egypt)
30.Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) (Libya) Morocco
31.Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (MICG) (Morocco)
"Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism (January 19, 2010). "Foreign Terrorist Organizations". state.gov. U.S. State Department. Retrieved June 17, 2010.
Missing are several other groups such as Boko Haram, the Muslim Brotherhood and Fatah, for obvious reasons.
It should have read: “Taliban isn’t the only enemy of the US - there are many many many more!”
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