Saturday, August 15, 2009

Again, Why Are We In Afghanistan?

One of the things said, about waging war in Afghanistan, is that everyone else - the British, the Russians - failed, that this is a country that has no history, no concept, of centralized government.

But, geez, when it comes to devaluing the lives of their woman, they suddenly become legislative pros

Afghanistan passes 'barbaric' law diminishing women's rights ... Rehashed legislation allows husbands to deny wives food if they fail to obey sexual demands

Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review.

The new final draft of the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work.

"It also effectively allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying 'blood money' to a girl who was injured when he raped her," the US charity Human Rights Watch said.

If you recall, earlier this year, they passed laws allowing husbands to rape their wives.

The Afghan woman told the bold, brave step of protesting, but, were shouted down, by men, as "whores" and "enemies of Islam"

If we want to do something good in Afghanistan, like secure peace, make the area safe, than we can land a bevy of cargo planes, offer all the Afghan woman that wish to, passage and citizenship in the United States (or another friendly country that values the basic rights of woman) and leave the male population there to become adept at goat fucking.

They might go hungry, with no one to make their dinner, but, hey, they won't have any resistance to their "sexual demands".

Melissa McEwan, equally outraged, over on Shakesville, urges readers to contact our State Department, complete with sample copy of a letter you can send to Secretary Clinton.

Please do so, and add in the idea of airlifting the Afghan woman outta there.

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