Blowback much? Ronald Reagan hangs out with Afghan “freedom fighters.”

Here’s Ronald Reagan meeting with the Mujahideen, precursors of the Taliban. Yes, that Taliban, the terrorists we’re now fighting in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  In the 80s, however, Reagan called them “freedom fighters.” 

Despite rumors circulating on the Internets, he didn’t equate them to the founding fathers, and they aren’t identical to the Taliban.  Nonetheless, this photo seemed worth posting because, given the story it represents and juxtaposed with our present quagmire in the Middle East, it pretty much illustrates blowback (each of those words is a separate link; check them all out!).

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