Saturday, September 09, 2006

No, not us. We like the Taliban

Karen Coleman was discussing Afghanistan this morning on the Wide Angle on Newstalk106 this morning. She had a guest who had recently spent time traveling around Afghanistan. It was an interesting discussion, but one exchange really struck me.

The woman (can't remember her name) mentioned that she met a member of the Taliban who was educated and spoke English well. He asked her if she supported the policies of Bush & Blair. Her response was to explain that she is Irish and not American or British. Now, remember, this is Afghanistan we're talking about. Am I misremembering or doesn't the Irish government support the efforts of the NATO-led ISAF that is working to help establish the Afghan government's authority throughout Afghanistan with UN approval?