I now a person who is an ex taliban. He was trained in the USA to fight the russians. Later he came back to the USA and settled here. Its hilarious they are now enemy number 1, when 15 years ago we were arming them and training them.
Sounds a bit like Iraq which we used to arm and were our allies when they were fighting Iran.
It sort of depends on what the election cycle is and how much of a boost in the polls the party in power needs.