Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Raw Story: US doesn't classify Taliban as terrorists, paper finds

Taliban instead classified as salsa band sporting a full horn section and "irresistibly spicy Latin rhythms."
While the Taliban became mortal enemies of the United States in the wake of Sept. 11, the group was a Texas oil company favorite under the Texas gubernatorial administration of George W. Bush. A delegation visited Texas in 1997, in an effort to sign a deal for a 2 million British pound oil pipeline. Wrote the British Telegraph in 1997, "The Taliban ministers and their advisers stayed in a five-star hotel and were chauffeured in a company minibus. Their only requests were to visit Houston's zoo, the Nasa space centre and Omaha's Super Target discount store to buy stockings, toothpaste, combs and soap."
And some of those surface-to-air maracas they have heard so much about, comprende?

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