Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Trump administration asked Congress earlier this year for funds to reimburse Afghanistan's Taliban for expenses the insurgent group incurs attending peace talks, according to a spokesman for the chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. The money would cover the Taliban's costs for expenses such as transportation, lodging, food and supplies, said Kevin Spicer, spokesman for Indiana Democrat Peter J. Visclosky, in a statement to CQ Roll Call. "The Defense Department requested fiscal 2020 funding to support certain reconciliation activities, including logistic support for members of the Taliban and, in March 2019, they sent a notification letter to the committee on using fiscal year 2019 funds for similar activities," Spicer said.

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That is priceless.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-16 12:24 PM | Reply

Can't he just send Air Force 1 to pick them up?

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-16 12:28 PM | Reply

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The Pentagon's request to funnel U.S. funds to the Taliban "would implicate provisions of law concerning material support to terrorists, the Taliban's ongoing offensive operations against U.S. service members, and their continuing lack of acknowledgement of the government of Afghanistan or the rights of women in Afghan society," Spicer said.

#3 | Posted by qcp at 2019-05-16 12:29 PM | Reply

You just sort of shake your head.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-16 12:30 PM | Reply

In other news, Chamberlain pays Hitler's expenses at Munich.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-16 12:30 PM | Reply

How could Taliban members be allowed to get on a plane, what hotel would accept them?

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-16 01:12 PM | Reply

I guess you guys expect them to pile into the back of a Toyota p/u truck with M60 gunmounts and drive in a caravan to the talks.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 01:23 PM | Reply

I guess you guys expect them to pile into the back of a Toyota p/u truck with M60 gunmounts and drive in a caravan to the talks.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at

I want them to figure it out.

The Party of Trump has no common sense.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-16 06:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The rights collective heads would explode if Obama had done this.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-17 08:14 AM | Reply

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