I write to take strong exception to Robert Scheer's May 22 commentary, which claims the United States is the main sponsor of the Taliban militia in Afghanistan. We do not support the Taliban and never have. Scheer apparently bases his claim on the fact that the U.S. is providing humanitarian assistance to Afghans. U.S. aid goes to all parts of Afghanistan and is distributed through the World Food Program and other reputable organizations directly to needy Afghans. The Taliban is not involved in any stage of this process, which cannot be seen in any way as support for this group.