For Immediate Release

Kucinich: Are we in Afghanistan to Fight or to Fund the Taliban?

WASHINGTON - Following
a speech on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement: 

“U.S.
contractors are paying U.S. tax dollars to the Taliban in order to
protect the delivery of U.S. shipments of U.S. goods to U.S. soldiers
so that our soldiers can fight the Taliban.
In
an investigative expose, The Nation magazine reveals “how the U.S.
funds the Taliban” and “with pentagon cash, contractors bribe the
insurgents not to attack supply for U.S. troops.” 
“Another
quote: “The real secret to trucking in Afghanistan is ensuring security
on the perilous roads patrolled by warlords, insurgents, tribal
militias and Taliban commandeers. The American executive I spoke to was
fairly specific about it. The army is basically paying the Taliban not
to shoot at them,” and then the Taliban uses that money to shoot at our
troops. What a racket. 
“Are we in Afghanistan to fight or to fund the Taliban? Or both?”

 

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