June 29, 2010

"I know the reality of life for Afghan women."

"If these women were treated with justice, I don't think 50% of them would be in [this prison]. They are here because of problems in the family or personal vendettas."

14 comments:

New "Hussein" Ham said...

These whores should suck it up and take one for Team Obama.

Makin' our boy look bad.

Big Mike said...

Be nice if other women, besides yourself, cared more about the plight of women under Islam than merely promoting the agenda of the Democrat party.

Synova said...

It's an interesting article.

It's absolutely unfair that many of these women are in prison at all, of course, but at least they've got the new facility and it sounds like a safe place.

Compared to Afghanistan before it's flagrantly compassionate.

Along with not stopping in an effort to greater reform (not that people elsewhere can really do a whole lot, and we're pledged to go home again any moment now) I think it's really important to feel good about progress in the right direction.

Lem said...

A senior official in Afghanistan's Ministry for Women's Affairs..

I would imagine junior officials climbing the seniority ladder, in Afghanistan's Ministry for Women´s Affairs, fairly quickly, as the illicit peccadillo's of senior officials unravel ;)

c3 said...

This will sound bizarre but its a step forward that she could actually be seen to be judged a bad character (as opposed to being homebound without a chaparone.)

Cedarford said...

A problem for Afghans, not us.

After spending 350 billion dollars and 7,000 casualties - I could care less about Bush's "noble Afghan freedom-lovers", his champion of democracy, Ahmed Kharzai --or Obama's stupid idea that Iraq was bad, but Afganistan is the Good War, the War to Find bin Laden and give him NYC ACLU lawyers..(the Arch Evildoer, the Moby Dick of all Terror...as neocons AND Lefties cast him ...is a minor character and isn't even in Afghanistan.

I don't buy the Neocon argument either that we must fight eternal wars within 8-11 Muslim nations to "prevent terrorist sanctuaries", "protect our Special Friend". Two wars, 27,000 casualties, and 1.2 trillion dollars argues against that.

reader_iam said...

Tribal codes really suck.

Methadras said...

Fucking barbarians. They really need to be eradicated. Do I have to share the same air with these sub-human, filthy islamist animals? They treat there women worse than dogs and then this little expose is supposed to have us do what? Feel compassion for the society they live in that subjugates them to this miserable existence?

Jennifer said...

My husband and his Army buddies can sound like hillbillies at times when stateside, but get them talking about Afghanistan and Iraq and they sound like card carrying feminists. The difference in the native male perspective here and there is astounding.

jaltcoh said...

Do they count as some of the people we "liberated"?

edutcher said...

One might as where, O, where are Gloria Steinbrenner and NOW.

jaltcoh said...

Do they count as some of the people we "liberated"?

When you consider what their lives were like under the Taliban, YES.

Sixty Grit said...

Feminism and islam are both death cults which aim to control women. They could not have more in common.

Brian said...

Okay, I'll go ahead and ask Ms. Althouse if she can somehow delete the spammer "mybach62."

We know from other news sources that the reason the Taliban aren't eradicated is because of the corruption of the A-stan government, which causes people to turn to the Taliban as the only way to get justice. However, the Taliban are just as bad (or worse) as far as women's rights are concerned.

According to Kos and Alphalib, those dastardly conservatives want to make the USA into a Taliban state. How's that gonna happen under a President Palin?

sunsong said...

What rage these women of Afghanistan must feel!

It is sad to know just how backward it is there. I don't think war will work to change them, though. I understand that we are spending around $1 billion a day on the war in Afghanistan. I'd rather see us spend a quarter of that on schools, education, infrastructure and helping the people have better lives.