• State Department Won’t Call Taliban Murder of American Contractors ‘Terrorism’

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki became the latest Obama administration hack to refuse to call the Taliban a terrorist group. Psaki’s denial was in response to the Taliban’s murdering American civilians at Kabul International Airport.

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for the vicious airport attack on Friday, which claimed the lives of three civilian contractors working for the U.S. government. The gunman was identified as a member of Afghan security forces.

    “He managed yesterday evening to attain his goal and opened fire with his rifle on a group of American occupiers,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said.

    Friday at the State Department briefing, a reporter asked Psaki if the Obama administration categorized the attack as terrorism.

    “Obviously any attack that kills contractors–that kills individuals who are working there in harms way–is horrific and a tragedy,” she said. “But I’m not gonna put new labels on it today.”

    “New labels”? What is she even talking about? Terrorism is terrorism. It’s a simple yes or no question.

    When asked, earlier this week, why the Obama administration agreed to swap Taliban members for Bowe Bergdahl when U.S. policy clearly states that we do not negotiate with terrorists, White House press idiot Eric Schultz couldn’t explain why the Obama administration doesn’t view the Taliban as “a terrorist group.” He pathetically kept calling them “an armed insurgency.”

    The Obama administration is currently trying to strike a peace deal with the Afghan Taliban as the last American military personnel leave the region. Not calling the Taliban a “terrorist group” is pure politics because it has long been U.S. policy to never negotiate with terrorists.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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