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Afghan women’s gains are at risk
Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2013 | Laura Bush

Posted on 11/15/2013 6:06:40 AM PST by C19fan

Twelve years ago this week, the Taliban regime retreated from Kabul. Children were finally free to fly kites, women emerged from behind their burqas and girls could again dream of going to school. Women and girls have made hard-won advancements. Afghan women have seats in parliament, run businesses and even serve as police officers and park rangers.

In its treatment of women, the Taliban was one of the most brutal regimes the world has ever known. That legacy lingers in even the most basic aspects of life.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bush
Laura Bush wrote this drivel so I can comment. Looks like she is still drinking her husband's Wilsonian Kool-Aid. Sorry to hear about the plight of Afghan women but the US has been there for over a decade, sunk perhaps a trillion dollars plus, and nothing has changed in that cesspit of a country that Alexander the Great would probably recognize. Sorry Mrs. Bush but the costs is not worth trying to modernize a country and people living in the 7th century.
1 posted on 11/15/2013 6:06:40 AM PST by C19fan
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Laura; you’re a very nice lady. But there was no way your husband was going to “help” Afghan women. Afghanistan is a savage barbarian hell-hole, and it always will be. The best thing we could have done would have been to go in there after 9/11 and kill all the bad guys we could find in about six months, and a whole bunch of other people who were probably also bad. No prisoners, no Gitmo, no burials. Leave the carcasses for the crows.

Then leave.


2 posted on 11/15/2013 6:10:27 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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Summary:

Another two trillion American taxpayer dollars down the muslim toilet.


3 posted on 11/15/2013 6:10:29 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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If the afghan moozlums have a problem with the talliban, let them do something about it. Maybe the extended bush family should sacrifice for their causes: all of them should move to afghanistan to help their friends. (Laura, put down the drinks)


4 posted on 11/15/2013 6:25:26 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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Pool for date as to when and where President Karzai seeks asylum


5 posted on 11/15/2013 6:28:34 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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Pool for date as to when and where President Karzai seeks asylum


6 posted on 11/15/2013 6:28:52 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: C19fan

Some local college kids went to Afghanistan. The remarkable thing is that they said they did not try to change the plight of women because it wasn’t their place to criticize the culture.
I thought to myself “What about Rhodesia and South Africa?”.


7 posted on 11/15/2013 6:29:26 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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“As the people of Afghanistan continue on their own hard path to freedom, they must know that we are with them. “

Great Laura! Why don’t you and whatever turds in your pocket make up the “we” and go there and be with them. Don’t forget to take George with you, and yes, McCain too. And stay there!

But regarding her comment: “I worry that the message we are sending to Afghan men, women and children is that their lives are not worth our time or attention.”

She’s correct, just bomb the hell out of them and let God sort-em out. Coulda done that in the first place and saved thousands of lives.


8 posted on 11/15/2013 6:30:18 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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I said this from day one: The rights of Afghani women to read or vote or wear bikinis or whatever is not worth so much as one US service person's scraped knee. We would've been better off not letting Afghanis and their poppy crop leave their country.

Imagine if those same troops had been used instead to keep invaders out of the US.

9 posted on 11/15/2013 6:32:51 AM PST by grania
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I was just yesterday asking a co-worker (who is a feminist) why women are quick to rail on supposed “women’s issues” here but are largely silent about what happens over there. She was quiet as a mouse.


10 posted on 11/15/2013 6:33:46 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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Millions of girls now receiving an education. Yes that is a
Big change.

Laura is not calling for more US funds in this article. The people she praises are in the private sector (Kate spade etc). Nothing wrong with that.


11 posted on 11/15/2013 6:34:51 AM PST by what's up
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I hate cultural relativists. But when it come to Afghanistan I am one.

They like dirt. They like primitivism. Yes, the evil people are those from the other side side of the valley —any valley. Yes, acid is best thrown in the face of a schoolgirl. Yes, boys are for humping.

Let them —all of them, every single one— stay there.

No visas for “the good ones”. Its their bed so let them sleep in it.

Not ONE more American boy, not a single one.


12 posted on 11/15/2013 6:37:24 AM PST by gaijin
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Another step in the rehabilitation of Dubya and his legacy. They have to do that first before Jeb throws his hat in the ring.

Had your husband not issued rules of engagement that put our servicemembers at greater risk, I might be more sympathetic.

Please, just go away and enjoy being a grandmother.

13 posted on 11/15/2013 6:40:24 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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Laura’s not calling for American boys.

She’s talking about private sector activity.


14 posted on 11/15/2013 6:45:37 AM PST by what's up
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