Photo of members of the Taliban negotiation delegation in an article by ALlen West on the Old School Patriot.

‘Reimburse’ the Taliban?

In Foreign Policy, Front Page, World News by Allen WestLeave a Comment

Perhaps you may remember a few weeks ago, we shared with you the story of the “Gitmo Five” — released by one Barack Obama, in exchange for the traitor and deserter, Bowe Bergdahl — being part of a Taliban negotiating delegation team.

Now this, from Roll Call:

“As if ‘life imitating The Onion’ according to one taxpayer advocate. 

The Trump administration asked Congress earlier this year for funds to reimburse Afghanistan’s Taliban for expenses the insurgent group incurs attending peace talks, according to a spokesman for the chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

“The Defense Department requested fiscal 2020 funding to support certain reconciliation activities, including logistic support for members of the Taliban and, in March 2019, they sent a notification letter to the Committee on using fiscal year 2019 funds for similar activities,” Spicer said.

The Pentagon’s request to funnel U.S. funds to the Taliban “would implicate provisions of law concerning material support to terrorists, the Taliban’s ongoing offensive operations against U.S. service members, and their continuing lack of acknowledgment of the government of Afghanistan or the rights of women in Afghan society,” said Spicer.”

Read my article about the Taliban five, then read the full Roll Call piece. This ain’t right, folks . . .

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