This non-terrorist status might come as a surprise to previous administrations:
According to ABC News, the last two administrations have been treating the Taliban as a terrorist organization (even though this White House declines to use that word) since at least 2002.Armed insurgency? Really? So I guess that excuses this:
We need not re-litigate the myriad horrors perpetrated by Taliban fighters in order to justify the group’s designation as a terrorist organization. We only need to note the most recent one: December’s atrocity in which Taliban fighters stormed an elementary school in Peshawar, Pakistan where they killed 141, including 132 children, and wounded 121 more.Killing women and children is totally armed insurgency and has nothing to do with terrorism. Sweet baby Jesus, we are governed by clowns.
Hat tip to Hot Air.