George W. Bush, September 27, 2004:
…as a result of the United States military, Taliban no longer is in existence. And the people of Afghanistan are now free.
From “Accident Sparks Riot in Afghan Capital,” May 30, 2006:
The Afghan capital erupted Monday in the worst street violence since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, following a fatal traffic accident involving a U.S. military truck…
The public mood has also been tense since a U.S. airstrike killed at least 16 civilians last week in a village in southern Afghanistan, the scene of heightened fighting this spring. Afghan and U.S. officials blamed Taliban insurgents who had taken shelter in village compounds and then fired at U.S.-led forces.
Reality rears its ugly head again, and exposes yet another of Bush’s miserable failuires.