Bush: “Taliban no longer is in existence.”

· 2004 Election

“That’s why I said to the Taliban in Afghanistan: Get rid of al Qaeda; see, you’re harboring al Qaeda. Remember this is a place where they trained — al Qaeda trained thousands of people in Afghanistan. And the Taliban, I guess, just didn’t believe me. And as a result of the United States military, Taliban no longer is in existence.” [Bush, 9/27/04]

There’s estimates that 90 percent of the country — at least a very large percent of the country, is under the occupation of the Taliban and the warlords.” [Rep. Paul (R-TX)., Remarks to House Committee on International Relations, 9/23/04]

Taliban Violence Threatens Elections: The pre-election period has been marred by repeated attacks against voter registration workers and facilities, mostly carried out by Taliban forces. The Taliban has vowed to sabotage the election — the first national poll in Afghanistan in three decades of war and turmoil, and the country’s first-ever presidential election. [Washington Post, 9/17/04]

“There is no Soviet dominance of Eastern Europe.” — Gerald Ford, 1976

[The first three quotes come from a mailing from the Kerry campaign.]

(Reposted without comment from Joho the Blog.)