Protecting Freedom?

In the USA, people often claim that American soldiers in Afghanistan were protecting American freedoms. If that were true, would not Afghanistan have attacked America first, rather than the reverse? Wouldn’t you have heard reports of engagements with al Qaeda rather than the Taliban. The Taliban were running the government of Afghanistan as a Muslim theocracy, minding their own business, when the US attacked them. They had nothing to do with 2001-09-11. Remember, Bush said bin Laden, a Saudi with Saudi cohorts, did it. The Afghans speak Pashto and Farsi. The Saudis speak Arabic. It is ignorant to pretend they are the same people. It is like confusing Spaniards with Russians.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)