June 02, 2005

Freedom and Democracy (not for women)

Long ago, it seems the United States committed itself to ensuring freedom, democracy and dignity for all the people of Afganistan. The commitment is enshrined on the White House website ( http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/afghanistan/index.html#freedom ).

The world applauded and almost all Americans supported our government when we liberated Afghanistan from the Taliban and went after Al-Queda in the aftermath of 9/11. We had the world behind us.

It was especially heartening to hear initial stories about the repression of women in Afghanistan being lifted. Those early hopeful days are gone.

Amnesty International reports on the current reality.


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