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Balladeer
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You don't have to like the Taliban to treat the then ruling party of a sovereign nation with diplomatic courtesy, do you?

Would you be kind enough to tell me which countries regarded the Taliban respectfully as the ruling party of a sovereign nation? They were nothing more than the thugs in charge, ruling by fear and murder. DIplomatic courtesy? Which countries gave them diplomatic courtesy, Bob?
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A great interview with Anne Marie Slaughter:
http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2011/04/01/anne-marie-slaughter-on-the-state-dept-libya-women/

  
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     No, Mike.  There is a point where quibbles  are shoddy.  We were in negotiation with them and making demands of them as if they were the folks in control there.  We were not attempting to treat with The Northern Alliance or others as if they were the folks in charge.  Our diplomatic position was that we would punish any country that gave Al Qaeda refuge.  We were making those assertions to the Taliban.

     This would be the point when it would be appropriate for you to do some research yourself and assert why were were doing these things if we did not believe they were in charge in Afghanistan.  Otherwise, we would have had no legal standing to gop into Afghanistan at all, would we?  WQe would have had even less of a legal position than you suggest we had already.

     It's difficult enough doing my own work here, Mike, without doing your research as well.
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It's difficult enough doing my own work here, Mike, without doing your research as well.

So we reach the point where personal insulting begins, Bob? That's when I say see ya, later. I've no desire to go back to the old days.
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     Where were the facts, Mike, that you were presenting?  Was there some dispute that the United States was treating with Afghanistan at the time?  And that The United States was holding The Taliban responsible for activities within the country as the government of Afghanistan?  Is there some reason I should have to prove something that you had been taking as an assumptive truth right along that the Taliban was responsible for bib Laden's behavior as a State Sponsor.  That is what you've been asserting, isn't it?

     Why should I have to prove your assertion, Mike?  

     Deal with the post and stop trying to blame me for the flaws in the position that you attempt to take and defend.  It's not a sensible position unless the logical contradictions can be ironed out.  The responsibility for doing that, I'm afraid, lies with the flawed position, not for the ones who disagree with it...
 
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