Originally Posted by journeyscarab
This is the one factual thing you have posted in this thread.
Yes, the US backed what became the Taliban against the Soviets during the Afghan war. Osama was a leader in this group.
This isn't the first time we've backed the wrong horse. Of course it goes without saying "My enemies, enemy is my friend." Not a good policy and we have paid for that more than once.
I'm sure Roosevelt and Churchill had to hold their nose in dealing with Stalin in fighting Hitler.