I say this as someone who likes playing World in Conflict (only in multiplayer mode, though, so I can play the good guys ... Saxi loves being able to take pot shots at the Space Needle from the turret of a T-72!
) ... but, I don't care much if you can or can't play the Taliban, this game still rather offends me.
EA are war-profiteers as much as Raytheon. This game wouldn't sell as well as it will if it was a game in which Flumpy-Wumpy's battled Purple Pony Princesses. EA is about to generate shareholder profits from an active war.
The idea that fat, lethargic American adultolescents can sit in their basements living out their gung-ho fantasies while their more physically and mentally fit peers are actually in-the-field doing what they're pretending to do is microscopically amusing but macroscopically disturbing. It continues the desperate efforts to prevent emasculation of the majority inferior segment of the American male stock by equalizing their mundane jobs as accountants and gas station attendants to the profession of soldiering.
As a dialectic Marxist-Leninist I'm fundamentally opposed to US foreign adventuring, however and nonetheless, it recognizes a fundamental perversion of natural order when non-soldiers are afforded first breeding opportunities owing to their domestication. This lowers the genetic value of the male stock. (Though, it's a trend throughout the English-speaking world, not just the US.)