The truth about Afghan Women

We did the wrong thing, perhaps for the right reason. We wanted to develop that country and rescue Afghan women. Their lives were hellish, girls banned from school, women forbidden to leave their homes except in the company of a male guardian, vigilantes beating them with sticks if their burqa was too short. We wanted them to enjoy the pleasures of modernity and live full, happy lives.

 

Along with the rest of that failed nation-building venture, we got this part wrong too. And now, instead of recalibrating, we are full speed ahead compounding the harm.

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  • They are now calling for funds to feed the hungry, and the Taliban have promised that any donations will go to feeding the hungry. Honest.
    I seem to remember the communists saying that in Vietnam. And we all know how that went.

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