Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz responded to a question about whether Jordan’s plan to make a prisoner trade with ISIS was similar to the U.S. swapping five Taliban members for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. First, Schultz said that the U.S. doesn’t negotiate with terrorists. Then he said, “I don’t think that the Taliban is a terrorist organization…it is an armed insurgency.”
FOX News “It slits throats, it attacks buses, it drives car bombs into markets, it slaughters hundreds of schoolchildren, and it’s not a terrorist group? Look, you can’t parody this administration,” Charles Krauthammer said this evening on “Special Report.” This comes at the same time as Al Jazeera English’s directives not to use words like terrorist, extremist, Islamist or jihad.