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Greta Van Susteren has message for Jen Psaki: ‘Someone tell White House TALIBAN are terrorists’

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The Obama administration continues to play verbal gymnastics by refusing to call the Taliban the terrorist organization it is, insisting it’s merely an “armed insurgency.”

And yet a 2002 executive order including the Taliban on a list of “specially designated global terrorists” is still in effect, Fox News reported.

After the Taliban claimed responsibility for killing three U.S. civilians Thursday, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki shied away from calling their deaths the result of terrorism.

“Obviously, any attack that kills contractors, that kills individuals who are working there in harm’s way, is horrific and a tragedy, but I’m not going to put new labels on it today,” Psaki told CNS News.

It didn’t help the administration that the attack came one day after White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz insisted yet again that the Taliban is a not a terrorist group.

“I’m just not sure why you wouldn’t just say, ‘Of course, it’s a terrorist attack,’” Associated Press reporter Matt Lee told Psaki, according to CNS News.

“It’s an act of terror when American citizens are, individuals are killed, like contractors, absolutely,” she replied.

Can this dodge get any more painfully awkward?

Even Fox News host Greta Van Susteren has had her fill, turning to social media to break it to the White House that the Taliban indeed qualifies as a bunch of  terrorists.

Here is Van Susteren’s comment, and a few responses from Twitter users:

Tom Tillison


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