U.S. V. Them

Oh, why can’t we get along? When you stop to think about it, we really are pretty similar. OK, so they don’t have Jacuzzis and most Americans wouldn’t be caught dead dressing in skirts. But when you get down to it we have more in common then you might think!

   

United States

Taliban

Strong pockets of religious extremists

 

Does not have popularly elected leader

 

Does not support biological weapons ban

 

National funding for religious groups

 

Kills people they don't like

 

Tends towards xenophobia

 

"Misunderstood"

 

Been referred to as "evil"

 

Women as objects

 

“My way or the highway”

 

Fought the Russians

 

Charismatic leader

   

Sets up dictators

 

 

Freedom of expression

 

 

Plentiful supply of suicide bombers

   

Has TV show openly critical of leader

 

 

Large per capita income

 

 

 


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