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NPR host: ‘The Taliban has never been an enemy of the United States’ (Huh???)
Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/11 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 06/20/2011 5:52:51 PM PDT by markomalley

So what if the pre-2002 Taliban government of Afghanistan harbored terrorists that were responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. And never mind if more recently the Taliban reacted to the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with a pair of suicide bombers – they’re not really our enemies.

That’s the takeaway from public radio host John Hockenberry, whose show “The Takeaway” appears on NPR stations all over the country.

In an interview with Christine Fair, assistant professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Hockenberry challenged the notion of the Taliban being an enemy of the United States and declared that the idea it could again make Afghanistan a haven for terrorists “an absurdity.”

“I guess, Christine Fair, I’m wondering why this is even a debate,” Hockenberry said. “The Taliban has never been an enemy of the United States. They don’t love us in Afghanistan, but they’re not sending planes over to New York or to the Pentagon and it seems to me much more broadly that the debate needs to happen is what is the sort of multi-state strategy for dealing with rogue nations of all kinds. Yemen is about to fall apart. You’ve got Somalia problems. The idea that terrorists just go to Afghanistan and launch weapons at the United States it seems in 2011 is an absurdity.”

Fair agreed with Hockenberry’s assertion and questioned why there is such a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.

“Well, of course you know I’m in violent agreement with you,” she said. “I don’t get this strategy and I haven’t gotten this strategy for some time. It’s clear that having 130,000 troops in Afghanistan has actually made things worse than where we were even five years ago.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dnctreason; nprtreason; rinotreason; treason

1 posted on 06/20/2011 5:52:54 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Eliminate the waste of taxpayer’s money that is NPR.


2 posted on 06/20/2011 5:55:06 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: markomalley

...defund...NPR...NOW


3 posted on 06/20/2011 5:55:38 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: markomalley

Why do we keep giving propaganda crap face time?


4 posted on 06/20/2011 5:57:13 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: markomalley

Oy....and there are twits who agree with this statement.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 5:58:10 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: markomalley
And our SOH Boner has yet to cut a single solitary dime from these bastards, has he? Has anyone asked him yet? Maybe they can't yell their question to Boner across the golf course to his foursome with the illegal alien! Just what the hell happpened to defunding NPR and Planned Parenthood.

And where in the Holy Hell are the warriors that the Tea Party sent to congress last November . . . it's 6 months now and nothing has happened.

Didn't we kinda' sorta' in a way win big in November??????????? What the hell has happened?

6 posted on 06/20/2011 5:59:46 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: markomalley

Pay your taxes.

This guy needs a raise. :)


7 posted on 06/20/2011 6:00:48 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Propaganda has to have an element of believability to it so that people will buy it. This is so far removed from sensible that it couldn’t hope to be propaganda.

It’s straight out of Orwell and the Ministry of truth. A total rewriting of the facts to fit the agenda. We have always been at war with East Asia.

Kidding aside, everyone needs to read or reread 1984. We really are living it. No joke.


8 posted on 06/20/2011 6:02:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: laweeks
clown party1sm
John 'el-FOLD-o the Clown' Boehner stuck on stupid.
9 posted on 06/20/2011 6:07:08 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

Boy, ain’t that the truth. I wouldn’t be in the same room with that nasty illegal alien much less play golf with him.

And this Boner Clown continues to weep the republican party into obscurity while NPR and Planned Predators continues to laugh at us. We could have cut their funding MONTHS AGO, but this SOH clown just can’t get around to it.


10 posted on 06/20/2011 6:12:08 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: markomalley

I think they’re trying to make some distinction between the Taliban and al Qaeda, but they’re doing it as if they can’t be fired for the quality of their reporting or the wrongness of their views, and as if they don’t actually have to have enough listeners to stay in business.


11 posted on 06/20/2011 6:13:58 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: markomalley

You guys are forgetting the Liberal mantra:

“Fire cannot melt steel!”


12 posted on 06/20/2011 6:17:15 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: markomalley

And Oprah Winfrey has never been fat and Asians make good drivers.


13 posted on 06/20/2011 6:17:24 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: MissMack99

But..their opinion cannnot be discounted...NPR has some expertise in the field of “enemies of the United States”.


14 posted on 06/20/2011 6:21:57 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Norm Lenhart

If anyone has the original I wish they would put it on the net if possible
because I think they have rewritten the original which was really scary and I’m with you. We are seeing this book/movie becoming a reality.


15 posted on 06/20/2011 6:22:52 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: markomalley

You can’t cure stupid.


16 posted on 06/20/2011 6:29:28 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: markomalley

I see. The Taliban is an oppressed minority, and the USA is the oppressor. Marxists see the entire world this way.


17 posted on 06/20/2011 6:31:43 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“If anyone has the original I wish they would put it on the net if possible”

There is an etext version, google is your pal.


18 posted on 06/20/2011 6:34:59 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

Google IS NOT my pal, sorry.


19 posted on 06/20/2011 6:41:55 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: markomalley

This what happens when cousins marry....


20 posted on 06/20/2011 6:45:10 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (BLAMING BUSH NEVER FILLED MY GAS TANK.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

So pick a search engine of your liking. There is an etext of 1984, I have one.


21 posted on 06/20/2011 6:47:51 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: markomalley

GIFSoup

WHAT!!??!?!?!

Well kids, now the gloves come off, if you needed proof NPR is the part of the problem, here it is.

22 posted on 06/20/2011 6:54:24 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: pointsal

Defundand consider defenestration for them..


23 posted on 06/20/2011 6:57:27 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: DBrow

Is it the original?


24 posted on 06/20/2011 7:23:18 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

The one I have seems to be. I’m pretty familiar with the book.

A Project Gutenberg of Australia Etext

Title: Nineteen eighty-four
Author: George Orwell (pseudonym of Eric Blair) (1903-1950)
Etext No.: 0100021.txt
Edition: 1
Language: English

Another witht eh tags “ Ocenite etot tekst” and filename R1984CH1.txt


25 posted on 06/20/2011 7:28:22 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: BobP
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26 posted on 06/20/2011 7:37:17 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: markomalley

Hockenberry must truly be an idiot. Has he never listened to what the Taliban has to say about America?


27 posted on 06/20/2011 9:48:58 PM PDT by SuziQ
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