TVNL Comment: Way before most Americans heard of the Taliban the Bush administration had a nice cozy relationship with those barbaric violators of Human rights. It is quite possible that in the history of mankind there has not been a more offensive group of people when it comes to the treatment of women, yet the Bush administration decided to give those barbarians $43 million of your money! This happened at a time when the Taliban overthrew the government of Afghanistan and they were not recognized as the legitimate governing body by any nation on Earth other than Pakistan. These were Bush's oil buddies and the Bush administration was working with them so that Bush's pals at Unical could get their oil pipeline built.
And who led the PR campaign gifting those vermin your money? None other than the traitor Colin Powell. He sold out every woman, past and present, by doing this as he sold out the troops and his nation by helping the Bush administration lie this nation into murderous war.
Warning that Afghanistan is "on the verge of a widespread famine," Secretary of State Colin Powell Thursday announced a $43 million package in humanitarian assistance for the Afghan people.