Andrew McCarthy: The Taliban will soon be ruling Afghanistan (again)
The media are struggling to fix the nation’s limited August attention on Captain Ahab (a.k.a. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.) and his quest to nab the great white whale of impeachment. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, the United States of America, the world’s lone superpower, is about to lose a war to the Taliban.
You heard me right: the Taliban.
This would be the same ragtag gang of sharia-supremacists that harbored Al Qaeda — its enduring ally — while the terror network slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001, the bloodiest attack by a foreign power on our homeland in American history. Worse even than Pearl Harbor.
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The Taliban will soon be ruling Afghanistan again, just as it did in those years before 9/11. That is when Al Qaeda was encouraged to make Afghanistan the headquarters of its global anti-American jihad. In recent years, while we were fixated on the Islamic State, Al Qaeda became stronger, more resilient, and more battle-hardened. When the Taliban retakes control, Al Qaeda will be right back in business.
Lest we forget, its business is killing Americans.
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