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Taliban Mocks Shutdown: Lawmakers ‘Sucking The Blood Of Their Own People’

October 9, 2013 11:43 AM

 
 
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Even the Taliban is mocking the U.S. government over the shutdown.

In a statement released to AFP, the terrorist group accused American lawmakers of “sucking the blood of their own people.”

“The American people should realize that their politicians play with their destinies as well as the destinies of other oppressed nations for the sake of their personal vested interests,” the Taliban said in a statement.



The stalemate between Republicans and President Barack Obama and Democrats entered its ninth day with no end in sight. Obama is meeting with House Democrats at the White House Wednesday and is expected to meet Republican lawmakers some point this week.

Obama said during a press conference Tuesday he would be willing to negotiate with House Speaker John Boehner, but said there is a caveat to the potential negotiations.

“I’m not going to do it until the more extreme parts of the Republican Party stop forcing John Boehner to issue threats about our economy,” Obama said. “We can’t make extortion routine as part of our democracy.”

Hundreds of thousands of federal government workers have been furloughed due to the shutdown.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/10/09/taliban-mocks-shutdown-lawmakers-sucking-the-blood-of-their-own-people/
« Last Edit: October 10, 2013, 07:00:55 AM by rangerrebew »
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