US delivered Taliban and Ahmadinejad to us as presents of anti-Marxist fanaticism.
Much the same anti-communists propaganda/paranoia results as what is now in Iran can be observed in Afghanistan where, beginning in 1979 toward the end of Carter's administration, the CIA and National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski encouraged and facilitated the overthrow the secular Afghan government by Islamic fundamentalist.
The Afghan government which Brzezinski et. al wanted to eliminate because it was friendly with its neighbor, the Soviet Union, had within it such individuals as Anahita Ratebzad, a major Marxist leader and a member of the Revolutionary Council.
Ratebzad wrote the famous May 28, 1978 New Kabul Times editorial, which declared: "Privileges which women, by right, must have are equal education, job security, health services, and free time to rear a healthy generation for building the future of the country ... Educating and enlightening women is now the subject of close government attention."
Obviously, there are a powerful interests in the United States who could care less about human rights, about what good is possible in life that could evolve outside an omnipotent sphere of corporatist capitalism. Their rule of thumb is:
"If it, whatever it is, whether a group of similarly minded people down the street, a government, another nation, a society, a President, a regulatory policy, whatever it is that threatens our lifestyle and freedom from accountability, even if we don't have truth to back up our suspicions and we only perceive that it has the potential to threaten our way of life, we must eliminate it. "