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Old January 13th, 2010, 10:46 pm
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Re: Afghanistan: its present and future

I thought they were defeated in 2001.

"Three months after the attacks on America and nine weeks after bombs began falling on Afghanistan, a senior-level Pentagon official said for the first time today that the Taliban government had been defeated."

NYT

And 2002:

"Our first objective in the first theater against the war against terror has been achieved: The Taliban are out of business."

GW Bush

"Because of American soldiers and our brave allies and friends, who have fought beside them, the Taliban is out of business."

GW Bush

And 2003:

"n an announcement marking a major victory in America's ongoing war on terror, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld declared Thursday that "major combat activity" has ended in Afghanistan."

Fox

"Now thanks to the United States and our fine allies, Afghanistan is no longer a haven for terror, the Taliban is history, and the Afghan people are free."

GW Bush

"Working with a fine coalition, our military went to Afghanistan, destroyed the training camps of Al Qaida, and put the Taliban out of business forever."

GW Bush

And 2004:

"Today, Afghanistan is a world away from the nightmare of the Taliban."

GW Bush

And 2007:

" Afghan President Hamid Karzai today described the Taliban as “defeated’’ and “hiding’’ – and as posing no credible threat to his government."

Chicago Tribune


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