California Dem Says Calling Taliban ‘Terrorists…Not Necessarily Accurate’

Tuesday, California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier was on MSNBC attempting to counter House Speaker John Boehner’s statement on the White House violating official policy by negotiating with terrorists for Bergdahl’s release. The California lawmaker said:

“The Taliban is part of the fabric of Afghanistan — they were part of the leadership of that country before we engaged there.”
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“To say that they are terrorists, at this point, is not necessarily accurate.”
The State Department defines terrorism as premeditated politically motivated violence. Speier could not be further from the truth about the Taliban not being terrorists, and here our five reasons why.

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