To the people saying that having Taliban in the game is equivalent to Nazis. No...there is a difference. Currently U.S. and other nation's military personnel are in the field fighting the Taliban- they are a real and current hostile force. The Nazis are now just a piece of history- not killing Americans as we speak.
Also, on the idea that U.S. forces fighting the Taliban are the "real" terrorists. Do you even remember why U.S. forces deployed to Afghanistan. Do you remember who the Taliban are? Before Sep.11th the Taliban regime in Afghanistan openly hosted Al Qaeda. That's right, that little group that perpetrated the 9-11 attacks. The Taliban allowed Al Qaeda to train in Afghanistan and game them a safe haven from which to perpetrate a myriad of terrorist attacks. How quickly you forget(or perhaps you never learned).
As far as the U.S. has removed a legitimate leader from power(Saddam Hussein of Iraq). WHAT? Since when is a totalitarian ruler, who gains office only by outlawing Opposition parties except for his Baath movement to be considered legitimate? So now we consider dictators who torture athlees, give acid baths to critics and genocidally wipes out villages a "legitimate" leader. Please, if that is a "legitimate" leader- define an illegitimate one.
If you all are going to post Anti-American garbage, at least have some facts in place.
I applaud them for changing the Taliban label. Maybe years from now, when young Americans aren't being ambushed, captured and tortured by these scum will they be a part of history, and be a faction in a game. For now, anyone who seeks to assume their persona is sick- and any game company immature to put that mode in their game deserves every bit of public outcry.