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Taliban Weighs in on Obama Victory

The Taliban told re-elected Obama to admit that the US has lost the war in Afghanistan and to pull troops out of the country immediately.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 11/7/2012, 10:17 PM

Afghan border policemen
Afghan border policemen
Reuters

Taliban terrorist insurgents told newly re-elected President Barack Obama on Wednesday to admit that the United States has lost the war in Afghanistan and to act accordingly by pulling its troops out of the country immediately.

"Obama must by now know that they have lost the war in Afghanistan," said spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement posted on the Islamists' website, as reported by AFP.

"So, without further lying and delays, they should leave our sacred land and focus on their own country instead."

"The American administration should stop acting like police in the world and focus on solving their own people's problems, and don't make the world hate Americans even more," the spokesman said, according to AFP.

The Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, were ousted by a US-led invasion for harboring Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the tragic September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil.

They have since waged a bloody insurgency against the government of President Hamid Karzai, which is backed by more than 100,000 NATO troops, mostly Americans.

All NATO combat troops are due to withdraw by the end of 2014, at which time they will relinquish responsibility for security to Afghan forces.